|Anne Enright launching the book (me taking pics in the background!)|
Pic by The Liquor Rooms
She also spoke about the first Field Day Anthology which famously neglected women writers. When Nuala Ó Faoláin challenged the editor Seamus Deane, he said 'I forgot.' Last night Anne Enright said, 'I don't know if they forgot or if they couldn't read.' Ó Faoláin hoped that ' the next time an anthologist bends to his task, he won’t be able to forget that there are watchful women out there.' There are, TG, the ever-watchful Sinéad Gleesons of this world.
|Editor Sinéad Gleeson|
|Mariel Deegan of New Island|
This book would make an excellent Christmas present for the book-worm in your life. It's beautifully produced (hardback, gorgeous design by Martin Gleeson). It costs €19.99 and you can buy it here.
(The lighting in The Liquor Rooms was not conducive to taking pics so apols for the poor quality photos.)