In this inspiring speech, Anne Enright talks about the background to her latest novel The Green Road. Having resisted the 'landscape solution' to Irish writing for so many years, what was it about Ireland's west coast that prompted her to look so honestly at where she was in her life and to ask herself the question, 'What is it you get when you get what you want?'

  • The Green Road

  • Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
    Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award
    Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize
    Winner of the Irish Novel of the Year 2015

    Hanna, Dan, Constance and Emmet return to the west coast of Ireland for a final family Christmas in the home their mother is about to sell. As the feast turns to near painful comedy, a last, desperate act from Rosaleen - a woman who doesn't quite know how to love her children - forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.


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