Anne Enright was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1962. Ms Enright won an International scholarship to the Leslie B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia in Canada where she received an International Baccalaureate and then went on to receive a degree in English and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin.
Anne Enright then went on to win a scholarship for the prestigious Master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, England under the tutelage of Angela Carter and Malcolm Bradbury. She began writing in earnest at the age of twenty one. Anne Enright worked for some years with RTE, the Irish national broadcaster primarily as a producer and her first published work was a collection of her short stories entitled 'The Portable Virgin' in 1991. This work won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.
Anne Enright started to write on a full-time basis in 1993 and to date has published collections of essays, short stories and four novels including 'The Gathering' which was the surprise winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2007. Anne Enright has won many awards and prizes and is quite rightly highly praised, both for the beauty of her prose and the keeness of her intellect. Her first novel to be published since winning the Man Booker is entitled 'The Forgotten Waltz' and is due for release by by Jonathan Cape in April 2011
Anne Enright lives with her husband and two children in Bray, Co Wicklow in her Ireland and her experiences of pregnancy and parenting are detailed in her wonderfully warm and honest book 'Making Babies : Stumbling into Motherhood'.