Anne Enright

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15 Usher’s Island: ‘not just another house connected with Joyce’

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has rejected suggestions she should intervene to “save” the house at 15 Usher’s Island known as James Joyce’s Hou(...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

 Anne Enright: “All we need to do is cover the art with a gentle soft rain.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland can harness the “soft power” generated by its writers on the world stage while broadening the horizons of children by investing “tiny seed mon(...)

John Wayne drags poor Maureen O’Hara across the windy turf like a cave man

Ask your dad about the mini-scandal that gathered around a TV series called The Spike in 1978. At this point Ireland was — to employ a term favoured(...)

Toni Morrison:  RTÉ’s Radio 1’s culture programme Arena discussed her life and work, with contributions from Anne Enright and Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Lee Romero/The New York Times

Who needs live radio these days? As a listener, I’ve increasingly drifted away. Podcasts offer more nuanced discussions. Streaming services have bette(...)

Poster for the fifth international Flann O’Brien conference, which starts on Tuesday and will involve several days of non-stop talking by academics and other Flannoraks, from at least four continents. 

If you’re hoping to experience what Patrick Kavanagh called “the tremendous silence of mid-July” anywhere in Dublin next week, then, thanks to one of (...)

Mary Cregan with her nine-month-old son in Arizona.

Going through a box of old photographs, I came upon one taken long ago at a baby shower in a friend’s New York apartment. I’m seated at the centre of (...)

Book lovers  waiting to enter the Secret Garden venue at last year’s  Dalkey Book Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Later today, well over 100,000 people will congregate at Slane and Malahide to hear, respectively, the venerable sounds of Metallica and the even more(...)

Lyra McKee: she was committed to recovering the lost stories of boys whose lives had not been deemed worthy of serious investigation. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the last 10 days I have witnessed three standing ovations. The first was on April 15th at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where two Man Booker Prize w(...)

Jenny McCartney’s debut is a well-meaning tale that falls down on the writing

A book lives or dies in its sentences. To paraphrase Anne Enright, in an interview to the New Yorker some years ago, a good sentence does many things (...)

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