Anne Enright honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at An Post Irish Book Awards 2022
The An Post Irish Book Awards has presented Anne Enright with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award. She joins a host of distinguished recipients such as Sebastian Barry and Colm Tóibín. Organisers said: “The writer has occupied a central position in the cultural life of Ireland for over three decades, with her literary career spanning seven novels, three short story collections, a memoir of motherhood and the 2007 Booker Prize for her fourth novel, The Gathering (Jonathan Cape). The author was also named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction between 2015 – 2018.”
It continued: “As the 2022 Lifetime Achievement honouree, Anne Enright joins a host of other distinguished recipients such as Sebastian Barry, Colm Tóibín, Thomas Kinsella, Eavan Boland, John Montague, JP Donleavy, Paul Durcan, John Banville, Maeve Binchy, John McGahern, Edna O’Brien, William Trevor, Seamus Heaney and Jennifer Johnston.”
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