Anne Enright is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines including The New Yorker, Granta and The Paris Review, and she won the 2004 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award for her story, 'Honey'.
Her first collection, The Portable Virgin, won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 1991. A second collection, Taking Pictures was published in 2008 and her collected short stories came out the same year under the title Yesterday's Weather. She has also published a book of essays, Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood (2004) about the experience of becoming a mother.
Her novels are The Wig My Father Wore (1995), shortlisted for The Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize; What Are You Like?, winner of the 2001 Encore Award and shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread Novel Award; The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (2002); and The Gathering (2007) about a large Irish family gathering for the funeral of a wayward brother. The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Irish Novel of the Year. The Forgotten Waltz (2011) won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her most recent book The Green Road was both Bord Gáis and Kerry Group novel of the year in 2015. Her work is translated into more than 40 languages.