Anne Enright

Standard Name: Enright, Anne
AE is a contemporary Irish writer, appointed in 2015 inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. She is best known for her novels, but she began by writing monologues and other material for the theatre, and has also published short stories, literary and political journalism, and reviews. Though her pictures of modern life are sometimes mordant, she claims she does not write satire.
Bracken, Claire, and Susan Cahill, editors. “An Interview with Anne Enright, August 2009”. Anne Enright, Irish Academic Press, 2011, pp. 13 -2.
Photo of Anne Enright sitting at what appears to be a signing with a marker in her right hand. Her hair is cut short and is auburn, and she is wearing a green and dark green floral patterned top. In the background, there is a mirror on the wall.
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Anthologization Claire Keegan
CK has had stories included in collections such as Birthday Stories, edited by Haruki Murakami , 2004; Scéalta: Short Stories by Irish Women, edited by Rebecca O'Connor , 2006; Loved Ones, 2006...
Intertextuality and Influence Angela Carter
Anne Enright has recalled that The Loves of Lady Purple in this volume was the first Carter fiction that she read. She did not like it particularly, but it called [her] to write.
Enright, Anne. “Diary”. London Review of Books, No. 4, pp. 38 - 9.
Literary responses Kate Clanchy
Commentators gave some attention to what this book is not. Becky Hunter in Mslexia wrote that it is not driven by liberal guilt.
Hunter, Becky. “Review”. Mslexia, No. 38, p. 53.
Anne Enright in a publisher's blurb said it is not just...
Literary responses Jackie Kay
Anne Enright in a review of this collection for the Guardian was typical in her warmth of appreciation. Kay, she said, gives hugely of her talent; pours it on to the page. She often sets...
Literary responses Alice Munro
Anne Enright wrote of this volume that the democratic ease with which she tells her stories and the transparent quality of her prose mean you can love her work without realizing quite how good it...
Literary responses Alice Munro
Anne Enright , reviewing, described Munro as amazed by the effects of time. She found the stories difficult to read because the writer is so alert to her own mortality, and as honest as ever...
Literary responses Alice Munro
Among a rich harvest of prizes and honours, AM won the Giller Prize in both 1998 and 2004. In 2002 an Alice Munro Literary Garden, just beside the museum, was dedicated in Wingham, Ontario...
Literary responses Edna O'Brien
Anne Enright in The Guardian offered an enthusiastic welcome to this book, praising its prose that is scrupulous and lyrical, beautiful and exact.
Enright, Anne. “An annoyance to Irish literary males”. Guardian Weekly, pp. 38 - 9.
Karl Miller , in an astute review, also offered a personal...
Occupation Angela Carter
In spring 1987 she tutored the future writer Anne Enright , who applied to UEA because of The Bloody Chamber and Nights at the Circus, and who (having never yet experienced struggle and disappointment...
politics Angela Carter
In the late 1980s she told her student Anne Enright (who was returning to Ireland because of a man): Sometimes I envy the feminists of the 1960s and 1970s their iconoclastic clarity.
Enright, Anne. “Diary”. London Review of Books, No. 4, pp. 38 - 9.
Textual Features Angela Carter
These stories reflect discoveries and developments made in Japan, while exhibiting continuity with earlier writing. Anne Enright says they deal directly with the confusion between the self and the mirror.
Enright, Anne. “Diary”. London Review of Books, No. 4, pp. 38 - 9.
In A Souvenir of...
Textual Production Jeanette Winterson
Her contributors included Ali Smith on Beethoven 's Fidelio, Anne Enright on Dvorak 's Rusalka, Jackie Kay on Janacek 's The Makropulos Case, Joanna Trollope on Donizetti 's L'Elisir d'Amore, Kate Atkinson


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