Tuesday, October 16, 2007

2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Anne Enright was tonight named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel "The Gathering", published by Jonathan Cape.

According to the Booker prize website, Howard Davies, Chair of the judges said:
"The Gathering is an unflinching look at a grieving family. It’s the bleakness of one woman’s vision, a bleakness rooted in her family, her marriage and the death of her brother".

Born in Dublin, Anne Enright is the author of three previous novels: The Wig My Father Wore (1995), What Are You Like? (2000) and The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (2002).

For a short Q&A with Anne Enright, click here.

5 comments:

Lotus Reads said...

I know this is mean but I'm relieved that McEwan didn't win...I honestly didn't think "On Chesil Beach" was worthy of the Booker. I'm sorry "Mr. Pip" didn't make it however!

Sanjay said...

I haven't read this. It goes to my ever growing TBR list.

Happy Reader said...

@Lotus ~ I read "On Chesil Beach" and didn't like it quite much..Well, it wasn't worthy of a Booker, IMHO. I am currently reading Mr.Pip and like it so far!
@Sanjay ~ Do post your thoughts when you get to read it.

Lotus Reads said...

Chitts, I really want to read "Mr. Pip", it sounds so good!

Happy Reader said...

@Lotus ~ I think you should ;)