Irish author wins Man Booker Prize October 24, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, World Affairs.
Tags: alcoholism, ann enright, bray, death, literature, man booker prize, wicklow
Many congratulations go out from the Rambling Man to the winner of this year’s Man Booker literary prize – Anne Enright from Bray, Co.Wicklow. The author won the €75,000 prize for her 4th novel, called “The Gathering”. She was presented with her prize in London’s Guildhall on last Tuesday evening. I hope to do a book review on this novel shortly. You can read about the book here.
“The Gathering” is the story of a family who gather at the bedside of a dying relative and the main protagonist is thrown back into her thoughts about family situations and the life she has lead …
As the Guardian’s review says “…It’s a genuine attempt to stare down both love and death, to anatomise their pains and fears and peculiar pleasures.”
Well done Anne.