The Booker Prize 2007

Anne Enright was the Booker Prize Winner this year, with "The Gathering".

The Gathering is a family epic. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. After studying creative writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter at the University of East Anglia, she worked for six years as a TV producer and director in Ireland. She is married to the actor Martin Murphy. She has published one collection of stories, The Portable Virgin, which won the Rooney Prize, and three previous novels, The Wig My Father Wore, What Are You Like? and The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch. What Are You Like? was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and won the Encore Award. Her first work of non-fiction, Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood, was published in 2004.
The Gathering and the other short-listed books for the Booker Prize are on the way to Bloom and will be available to you very very soon!

1 Comment:

  1. Fr. Johnnes said...
    I always that Man Booker Prize were only given to men. Ok, Anne Enright looks more like a man than a woman. Never read nothing from her though, but for sure I'll take a look.
    Good site you have here, Bloom.

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