Anne Enright


Birthday October 11, 1962

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Ireland

Age 61 years old

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An Irish writer best known for The Gathering, she won both a Man Booker Prize and an Irish Novel of the Year Award. Her other notable works include The Portable Virgin, The Wig My Father Wore, and The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch.

Before Fame

She started writing at the age of twenty-one, after graduating from Trinity College, Dublin.


Her 2012 work, The Forgotten Waltz, won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Family Life

With her husband, Martin Murphy, she raised two children.

Associated With

She won the Man Booker Prize a year after Kiran Desai received the same honor for The Inheritance of Loss.