Anne Enright: Beyond the Green Road

Concert Hall, The Piano
156 Armagh St

Word Christchurch are delighted to close their Autumn Season with one of the most electrifying novelists writing in English today. Anne Enright, who won the Booker Prize in 2007 for The Gathering, writes about Irish families with great lyricism and black humour.

In 2015 she became the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, a three-year appointment. Her latest novel, The Green Road (longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker), set in a small town on Ireland’s Atlantic coast and spanning 30 years, is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness – a shattering exploration of the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them. Anne Enright appears in conversation with Morrin Rout.


Earlybirds! Buy your tickets by 21 April and get the chance to go in the draw* to win a 10-session pass to the Auckland Writers Festival, which runs 16-21 May.

Buy an Autumn Season pass to save time and money. All season pass holders automatically also go in the draw to win books from all six writers, courtesy of UBS.

About the author

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 was the Irish Novel of the Year, and won the Irish Fiction Award and the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The Green Road was longlisted for the Man Booker and shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize. She is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.