Anne Enright is an Irish author and a graduate of the University of East Anglia Creative Writing course. She has published essays, short stories, a non-fiction book and four novels. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. 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. She lives in Bray, County Wicklow, with her husband and children.