Anne Enright fell back to Ulysses in 2021, after a long break, and remembered just how good it is; how nourishing and exciting and inspiring it has been to readers and writers, especially Irish ones, especially those from Dublin - but lets not be too possessive, this is a book that gets around. Anne bought her first copy at the age of fourteen and is oddly proud to say she never studied it in an academic way until recently. She is a Dublin writer who lives in Dublin and whose work also gets around; it has been translated into 40 languages. Anne is now the age Joyce was when he died, after changing the history of literature, but she tries not to let that get her down. She is a Professor of Creative Writing as Joyce’s alma mater, UCD.
Anne Enright was born in Dublin where she still lives and works. She has written seven novels and two books of short stories. Awards include the Man Booker Prize, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction and the Irish Novel of the Year Award (twice). Her short pieces, fiction and non-fiction, can be read in the New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, the Guardian and the Irish Times.She is the editor of the Granta Book of the Irish Short Story and was Ireland’s first Laureate for Fiction (2015-2018). She is now a Professor of Creative Writing at UCD. Most recent publications are no authority; writings from the laureateship and Actress, a novel.
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James Joyce Classroom, MoLI
15 March – 20 March 2022