Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published two collections of stories, collected as Yesterday's Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green Road, which was the Bord Gais Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.
Another compelling effort filled with Enright's trademark psychological insight. -- Paul Nolan * HotPress * A delicate, knotty reflection on familial relationships... brilliant. * Dazed Digital, *Books to Look Our For in 2020* * [A] literary force to be reckoned with... [Anne Enright] is one of Ireland's most significant authors - and Actress will be a must-read for many in 2020. -- Nadine O'Regan * Sunday Business Post * Gripping drama and a pitch-perfect evocation of the stages of Seventies Dublin and London's West End. -- Stephanie Cross * Daily Mail, *Books to Look Our For in 2020* * Actress absolutely enthralled me... [An] immersive, masterful novel. -- Anya Meyerowitz * Red Magazine * Out in force. Anne Enright, the unofficial rock star of literary fiction, cements her stardom with Actress. -- Niamh Donnelly * Irish Times *