Anne Enright's novels include The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and The Forgotten Waltz. She lives in Dublin, Ireland.
From her Q & A at the Independent:
Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/him--Marshal Zeringue
Alice Munro. It's difficult to sum up why in one sentence. She's the kind of writer who lasts for a lifetime. I've been reading her for 30 years and she is as relevant, or more relevant, as she was when I started out.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
Max from [Maurice Sendak's] 'Where the Wild Things Are'. I think he resembles most writers. He's in his room, on his own, being "king of all wild things".
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
George Mitchell, the US Democratic senator who arbitrated the Northern Ireland peace agreement. He's the quiet type but with endless patience and diplomacy. And he listened to a lot of bullshit...[read on]