Wednesday, October 17, 2007

2007 Man Booker Prize Awarded

The Gathering, written by Irishwoman Anne Enright, was awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction Tuesday, October 16th. The award, which comes with a 50,000 pound monetary award, is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of either the Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland.

The official press release offers the following description: "The Gathering is a family epic. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations – starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman – showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars." To learn more about the title and author, click here.

If you're interested in reading it, The Gathering can be found in the Paperback collection, filed under the author's last name. If the title is not currently available you can place a hold at the Information Services Desk or through the online catalog.

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