A book about family, selfishness and compassion on Ireland's
Atlantic coast, from the Booker Prize-winner.
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize
Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has written two collections of stories, published together as Yesterday's Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green Road, which was the Bord Gais Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.
Confirms her as one of the most significant writers of her
generation.... A master. She has certainly produced a masterly
work. * Sunday Times *
The Green Road is true and rueful, as terribly adult in its clarity as its battered Madigans. -- James Wood * New Yorker *
Enright is a shape-shifter who gets into the nerve centres of her creations; the power of her prose lies in its absence of ego. The Green Road is a devastating novel about home and how savage a place it can be. -- Frances Wilson * New Statesman *
This novel should confirm Enright's status as one of our (their?) greatest living novelists. I hope she can be persuaded to do a sequel. -- John Sutherland * The Times *
[A] brilliant, devastating, radical novel. -- Kate Clanchy * Guardian *