No Authority: Writings from the Laureateship (Writings from the Laureate for Irish Fiction #1) (Hardcover)

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Anne Enright is one of the brightest lights in contemporary Irish literature. Her novels have received numerous major awards, including the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and she frequently appears in the pages of publications such as the New Yorker and the Guardian. In 2015, Enright was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction by the president of Ireland. No Authority—the first book in University College Dublin Press’s series of the uncollected writings of the Laureates for Irish Fiction—turns the spotlight toward Enright’s short stories and nonfiction. The pieces in this book explore a range of topics—many touching on the idea of authority, and who truly possesses it—ranging from Enright’s relationship with Irish literature, how she coped with the loss of her father and the ascent of Trump in the same year, and the groundswell to lift the Irish constitutional ban on abortion in 2018. No Authority reveals the breadth of interest and expertise, as well as the urgent concern for the role of women in contemporary Irish society, that characterizes the work of this literary luminary in any genre.

About the Author

Anne Enright is the author of six novels, two books of short stories, and a book of essays. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Paris Review, London Review of Books, and Guardian. In 2007, she won the Booker Prize for her novel The Gathering, and, in 2015, she was the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. Her next novel, Actress, will be published in 2020.

Praise For…

“Enright has expressed her concern with questions of female authority and authorship in a series of trenchant lectures given during her tenure as the inaugural laureate for Irish fiction. . . . She cites grim sets of statistics but, throughout, the mood of these essays is lifted by the evidence, everywhere, that women are no longer putting up with it.”
— The New York Review of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781910820513
ISBN-10: 1910820512
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
Publication Date: January 24th, 2020
Pages: 120
Series: Writings from the Laureate for Irish Fiction

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