Rain Taxi Review begins the countdown to the Twin Cities Book Festival on October 14, kicking off its fall reading series with the virtual U.S. release of Booker Award-winning Irish author Anne Enright’s new novel, The Wren, The Wren in conversation with American Author Francine Prose. The free event will take place on Wednesday, September 13th at 2 p.m.
“The Wren, The Wren” is about a woman who never knew her grandfather, a famous Irish poet, but his love poems seem to speak directly to her. She leaves her mother’s house to find her own voice as a writer. Her mother also knows the magic of her father’s poems – and the broken promises in their verses. When the poet leaves his family, his daughter struggles to reconcile “the poet” with the man whose abandonment leaves his granddaughter scarred. The story brings together three generations of women struggling with a legacy of abandonment and an enduring love.
Enright is the author of seven previous novels, most recently Actress, as well as short story collections and non-fiction books. She has won numerous awards, including the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
“Anne Enright has become an indispensable novelist of the 21st century,” Eric Lorberer, executive director of Rain Taxi, wrote in announcing the program. “We’re thrilled to be re-launching our virtual channel to beam her from Dublin into readers’ homes and have the incredible writer Francine Prose entertain her – fiction lovers are in for a rare treat.”
Registration is required. Go to raintaxi.com/anne-enright.
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