Wednesday, October 17, 2007

And The Booker Goes To...

The Gathering by Anne Enright, only the second Irish woman in the history of the prize to win. I was intrigued by the chair's description of the novel as "a powerful, uncomfortable and, at times, angry book..."

Who wouldn't be interested after that?

EDITED TO ADD: I'm actually going to see Anne Enright and Vendela Vida tomorrow night for IFOA. I will report back on the "angry" discomfort found in the book...

1 comment:

Historia said...

Don't forget to read this comment on the Booker prize.
http://bookchase.blogspot.com/2007/10/booker-prize-is-evil.html

It's a rant by someone who has never been nominated, because he wrotes bestsellers, not literary books.