Caption: Anne Enright
Anne Enright 

Man Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright

From: New Letters on the Air
Length: 29:00

For Women's History Month with a nod to St.Patty's Day, we revisit Irish author Anne Enright, who discusses her dark but humorous approach to writing about love, desire, death and family. While in front of audience at the Kansas City Public Library, she talks about how having children helped organize her writing life and reads from her 2009 Man Booker Prize winner, THE GATHERING, and from THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ, winner of the 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, as well as her memoir now published in the U.S. called MAKING BABIES: STUMBLING INTO MOTHERHOOD. Read the full description.

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Winner of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2012, Irish author Anne Enright talks about her often darkly humorous approach to writing about love, desire, death, and family. Recorded at the Kansas City Public Library, this author of five novels and two short story collections reads from her Man Booker Prize-winning novel, THE GATHERING, and from THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ, which was a finalist for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, renamed in 2014 the Baileys Womens Prize.  She also discusses how having children helped organize her writing life and reads from her older nonfiction book, MAKING BABIES: STUMBLING INTO MOTHERHOOD, which was released in the States in 2012.

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Winner of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2012, Irish author Anne Enright talks about her often darkly humorous approach to writing about love, desire, death, and family. Recorded at the Kansas City Public Library, this author of five novels and two short story collections reads from her Man Booker Prize-winning novel, THE GATHERING, and from THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ, which was a finalist for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, renamed in 2014 the Baileys Womens Prize.  She also discusses how having children helped organize her writing life and reads from her older nonfiction book, MAKING BABIES: STUMBLING INTO MOTHERHOOD, which was released in the States in 2012.

Broadcast History

This program originally uplinked to PRSS' Content Depot on March 14, 2014, for delivery to member stations.

Timing and Cues

PROMO: Next time on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, we celebrate Women's History Month with a nod to St.Patty's Day by revisiting Irish novelist Anne Enright. She discusses her dark but humorous approach to writing about love, family, death and desire, and reads from two of her novels, THE GATHERING, a Man Booker Prize winner, and THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ, winner of the first-ever Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2012. Enright also reads from her memoir now published in the U.S. called MAKING BABIES: STUMBLING INTO MOTHERHOOD, and talks about how having children helped organize her writing life. Anne Enright--next time on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR...

UPLINK DATE: 03/14/2014
PROGRAM LENGTH: 29:00 minutes
INCUE: (music) "Disarmingly funny and simultaneously haunting..."
OUTCUE: "...I'm Angela Elam for NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR."

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Glenshiel Studio Cutz Music Library Celtic Folk. Mediatone Music, Inc. 2012 :00
Lowlands Studio Cutz Music Library Celtic Folk. Mediatone Music, Inc. 2012 :00

Additional Credits

New Letters on the Air is a production of the quarterly literary magazine, New Letters, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Partial financial support comes from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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