The Irish author of The Gathering (Man Booker Prize) discusses her new novel—set in suburban Dublin with an unforgettably spirited heroine— that explores the momentous romance of everyday life and the volatile arena of family and marriage.
Anne Enright has published essays, short stories, a non-fiction book, and four novels, including The Gathering, which was named the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. Ms. Enright’s books also include The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch; Yesterday’s Weather; and Making Babies, among others. Her newest novel is The Forgotten Waltz. Enright’s writing explores themes such as family relationships, love and sex, and Ireland’s difficult past and modern zeitgeist. She has also worked extensively as a television producer and director and served for some time as a regular contributor to BBC Radio.
Brighde Mullins is an award-winning playwright and poet. Her work includes Monkey in the Middle; Fire Eater and Pathological Venus. Current theatre projects include a commission by the Pioneer Theatre Company and a site-specific piece with the Imaginists Theatre at Ann Hamilton’s Tower. She is currently the Director of the Master of Professional Writing Program at U.S.C.
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