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Interview with Anne Enright

May 22, 2015

Green Road_9780393248210My interview with Anne Enright, Ireland’s inaugural fiction laureate, is over at The Millions. I’d love it if you checked it out. Enright’s new book is The Green Road, and it may be her best yet.


From → W.W. Norton

  1. Congratulations! This is huge, I don’t know how you ever prepared for that! Really well thought out and executed!

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  2. Wonderful interview, Diane. I’ve read everything Enright’s published and can’t wait to begin The Green Road. Btw, when I spent two weeks in Ireland, I hopped on the Dart train and traveled down the coast from Dublin to Greystones. A gorgeous trip, I stopped in every coastal town along the way, walked about, drank tea, and continued to the next village. While in Bray, Enright’s hometown, I sat in a coffee shop and hoped she’d pop in. She didn’t, so I marveled a giant Hank William’s poster on the wall beside me instead.

    Again, great interview and congrats on your piece.

  3. Thank you so much, Darrelyn. I was able to interview her in person when she came to Portland for The Last Waltz. It’s on my website somewhere. Plus, I believe there’s an audio clip. I am such a fan of hers, too. I’ve read everything except The Portable Virgin. She’ll be in the US as part of her fiction laureate post next year. Maybe you can run into her then. You must meet her!

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    Seventy years ago on Memorial Day I was in Italy, delighted to be alive after hearing the news that the German Forces in Italy had ” surrendered.” That delight was tarnished significantly by the news that my division was to be among the American Military Forces scheduled to invade Japan. Then the words “atomic bomb” became known to all of us in the armed forces, and to people all over the world. “The Lord works in wondrous ways his miracles to perform.” To make some use of the final words of Anne Enright in response to the question, “What makes you happiest:” What makes me happiest is waking up each day knowing I have another chance to discover a new world, and been given another opportunity to write something better today than I did yesterday. Jim

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