Event: Anne Enright – Family and Fiction
Where: Northcote Centre, 189 High St Northote Vic and Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
When: Sunday May 21st (Melbourne; Monday May 22nd (Adelaide)
Cost: $25 and $15 concession, plus 30c booking fee. Book your tickets
Further information: Wheeler Centre / Bass 131 246
Anne Enright appears with New York Time Book Review editor Pamela Paul for The Wheeler Centre.The Irish author navigates the universal theme of family life that has won her accolades, including the Man Booker Prize (for The Gathering in 2007) and the title of Fiction Laureate of Ireland. Enright is a brilliant and funny prose stylist, with a gift for stunning aphorisms.Her most recent book, The Green Road, has won praise across the world, including among the harshest critics of Irish literature – the Irish. The story, which hinges on a Christmas reunion of a large Irish family, sees Enright playing boldly with tropes and stereotypes from the country’s literary tradition. ‘This is an Irish novel that is afraid of nothing,’ wrote one critic, ‘least of all of being thought of as an Irish novel.’