Here at the Allingham Festival HQ, we are very much looking forward to the public interview with Anne Enright, Man Booker prize winner and the first Laureate for Irish Fiction. Anne will be interviewed by RTÉ's Sinéad Gleeson in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 5th, at 3.30pm. Tickets are €10 - you can book your tickets now online, or pay at the door.
The Interview: According to Sinéad Gleeson, “...the discussion with Anne Enright will focus on The Green Road, her Laureateship, her previous novels (The Forgotten Waltz, The Gathering), her short stories, and the current state of Irish writing. We'll have plenty to talk about.”
Anne Enright has published novels, short stories, essays and non-fiction. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her novel 'The Gathering' won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and her novel 'The Green Road' was nominated for the Booker in 2015. She has also won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the 2001 Encore Award and the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. Her writing explores themes such as family relationships, love and sex, Ireland's difficult past and its modern zeitgeist.
Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, editor, freelance broadcaster and journalist. She currently presents The Book Show on RTE Radio One and was a reporter on the RTE Television arts show, The Works. She reviews books and writes arts features and interviews for The Irish Times, and is a regular critic on RTE Radio One’s Arena. Sinéad recently published 'The Glass Shore', an anthology of writing by women from the north of Ireland. Sinéad will read from this anthology as part of the Wild Atlantic Writers event in Nirvana Restaurant on Saturday.
Why not avail of our Limited Discounted Ticket Offer? This gives you admission to the Afric Mc Glinchey Poetry Workshop, the Literary Lunch in Nirvana, the Anne Enright interview and the Allingham Concert. There is only a small number of these tickets left.