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Irish author wins Man Booker Prize October 24, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, World Affairs.
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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.



1. Laurie - October 24, 2007

that book sounds great and it’s on my list.

i’d not heard of her before this. i just finished a previous booker winner, the life of pi. have you read it? very imaginative…the story grew on me.

2. Rambling Man - October 28, 2007

yeah i have – it kinda grew on me too but i found it heavy to get into. and then a biography of leonardo da vinci got in the way too !

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