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The Enright stuff: Anne scoops Booker

Published 17/10/2007 | 00:00

Enright's comments enraged middle England
Enright's comments enraged middle England

ANNE Enright sealed her place in literary history last night when she won the €75,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel 'The Gathering'.

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The author, from Bray, Co Wicklow, was a rank outsider but beat off competition from some of the biggest names in contemporary literature.

In her acceptance speech, the stunned 45-year-old said: "I'd like to thank the love of my life, Martin Murphy, the two fantastic children he gave me -- who can now go to bed -- my family for everything and my siblings for never faltering."

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