Man Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright turns time and again to the rich puzzle of family life. Best known for The Gathering, her latest book The Green Road was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize and the Costa Book Award, and was named Irish Novel of the Year. The Guardian called it a ‘brilliant, devastating and radical novel’. A terrifically inventive writer, Anne sits down with Annabel Crabb for an intimate chat about her work, her process, and why you should imagine you’re dying when trying to write a book.

Supported by Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney.

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Anne Enright (International)

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Anne Enright is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of novels and short stories. She is one of the world’s greatest contemporary writers whose work explores the richness of life and complexities of being human. Best known for The Gathering, her work also includes The Portable Virgin, The Wig My Father Wore, What Are You Like? and The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines including The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Her most recent book, The Green Road, was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize and the Costa Novel Award, and won the Irish Novel of the Year. It was described by the Guardian as a ‘brilliant, devastating and radical novel’. Enright is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

Annabel Crabb (Australian)

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Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most beloved journalists. She is a writer and broadcaster for the ABC, writes a weekly opinion column for Fairfax, is the author of the bestselling book The Wife Drought and is a sought-after speaker and presenter. As host of the ABC's enormously popular series Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel has broken bread with Australia's most influential political leaders and shared her magnificent desserts in kitchens around the country. She broadcasts a top-rating podcast (Chat10 Looks3) with friend and colleague Leigh Sales and her latest book is Special Delivery, a cookbook with Wendy Sharpe.