Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Irish writer wins Man Booker prize

Irish author Anne Enright won the Man Booker prize for her novel The Gathering. I haven't yet read this, but according to Booker judge Howard Davies, the novel is “powerful, uncomfortable and, at times, angry." Enright was a longshot for the prize, and it's certainly encouraging to see a long-shot win a major award.

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