Anne Enright

Literary Birthday – 11 October – Anne Enright

Happy Birthday, Anne Enright, born 11 October 1962.


  1. Being a writer is mostly a question of typing.
  2. They say writers are good at solitude but I think we are just tenacious. It can take years to complete a novel.
  3. The best advice I ever received was from my mother: never use a big word when a small one will do.
  4. My advice to anyone who wants to write is to get over yourself.
  5. I wrote every day for 30 years, even on weekends. My schedule has changed somewhat since becoming Laureate for Irish Fiction but I still believe in chipping away at it.

READ: Anne Enright’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Anne Enright is an Irish author. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize.


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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 11th October 2012