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Irish Novelist Anne Enright to Read at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Irish writer Anne Enright will read from her most recent novel, “The Forgotten Waltz,” on Friday, April 19, at 6:15 p.m. in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts on the Le Moyne College campus.

Anne Enright is best known for her 2007 Booker Prize-winning novel, “The Gathering.” She also won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the 2001 Encore Award, the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year and the 2012 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for “The Forgotten Waltz.” Her writing explores themes of family relationships, love and sex, Ireland’s difficult past and its modern zeitgeist.

Enright won an international scholarship to Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia, where she studied for an International Baccalaureate for two years. She received an English and philosophy degree from Trinity College, Dublin. She began writing in earnest when her family gave her an electric typewriter for her 21st birthday and won a scholarship to the University of East Anglia’s creative writing course, where she was taught by Angela Carter and Malcolm Bradbury and earned a master’s degree.

Enright was a television producer and director for RTÉ in Dublin for six years and was a producer for the ground-breaking RTÉ program “Nighthawks” for four years. She then worked in children's programming for two years.

Her works include “The Pleasures of Eliza Lynch,” “The Forgotten Waltz,” “The Portable Virgin” and “The Wig My Father Wore.”

The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading. It is sponsored by the Irish literature program, gender and women's studies and the creative writing program, with support from the dean's office of arts and sciences and the Lecture Committee. For more information, call (315) 445-4555.


posted on: 4/4/2013