Friday, September 07, 2007

Enright makes Booker shortlist!

Congrats to Anne Enright on making the shortlist for this years Man Booker Prize. In the face of tough competition, her latest book The Gathering is now among elegant company as one of the chosen six finalists.

I'll have to reserve judgement on the book, as I haven't yet read it, but I've enjoyed much of Enright's previous work. Particularly memorable is the short story 'Honey' which won the lucrative Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award in 2004, marking the centenary of Bloomsday. The story is available online here in the Irish Times archive (but only to suscribers, alas).

There's also an excellent recent interview with Enright over at the Book Depository. (Its a good place to shop too!)

Best of luck on October 16, Anne ( here's hoping you do a bit better than fellow Brayhead Fionn Regan at the Mercury Music Prize). Never mind Fionn, keep the Underwood clicking.