Public Reading by Anne Enright (16 Nov)

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta, in collaboration with the British Council’s Biannual Edinburgh Bookcase, is proud to announce a public reading by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Anne Enright. The event will be held at the Aula Magna, Old University Building, St Paul’s Street, Valletta, on Monday, 16 November 2009, at 1830hrs.

Anne Enright won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2007 with her novel The Gathering.

Her other novels include The Wig My Father Wore (1995), shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize; What Are You Like? winner of the 2001 Encore Award and shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread Novel Award; and The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (2002).

Enright’s short stories have appeared in several magazines, including The New Yorker and The Paris Review, and she won the 2004 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award for her short story, Honey. Her short story collection, The Portable Virgin, was published in 1991, and won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Two collections of stories, Taking Pictures and Yesterday’s Weather, were published in 2008. Anne Enright has also published a book of humorous essays, Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood (2004).

After the reading, Anne Enright will sign copies of her books. Copies can be bought at the event.

Refreshments will also be served afterwards.

The event is free of charge and the general public is cordially invited to attend. If you would like to reserve a seat, please contact the Faculty Office on +356 2340 3082 or send an email.

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