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City of Books


Jan 14, 2021

“I don’t know if Ireland is the same any more,” says Booker Prize winner and former Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright.

Previously hidden things have become “knowable, newly sayable” in the last 30 years and this has contributed to an altered Ireland.

“That process by which things become known has been one of the great engines of my own writing over the last three decades” and has been “creatively fruitful,” says Anne, whose latest novel is Actress. Among other themes, the book deals with Hollywood’s casting couch regime and chimes with the Me Too movement.

City of Books is funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and the Museum of Literature Ireland, MOLI.

Produced and presented by Martina Devlin. Music by Daragh Dukes.

For more on Actress: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1009089/anne-enright.html