March 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Anne Enright is an Irish writer, most recently of The Green Road (2015), who was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction in 2015. Enright has written numerous award-winning novels and short story collections. Her 2001 novel What Are You Like? won the Encore Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award. The Gathering (2007) won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the Hughes and Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the Irish Fiction Award. It became a bestseller through the English-speaking world, being on the bestseller lists in America, England and Ireland for over six months. In 2012, Enright won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for The Forgotten Waltz. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines including The New Yorker and The Paris Review. She lives in Dublin with her husband, the actor Martin Murphy.