Thursday October 1, 2020

Give writers more support, says novelist Enright

If Irish authors are to thrive in the current landscape, the government needs to provide them with a better “ecosystem” in which to write, the inaugural laureate for Irish fiction, Anne Enright, has told The Sunday Business Post.

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

1st February, 2015
Anne Enright, the inaugural laureate for Irish fictionFeargal Ward

Enright called for more support to be given to Irish writers, saying that the government couldn’t “have it both ways”.

“They can’t say, ‘We’re great, look at our wonderful writers,’ and not support the arts on the ground,” Enright said. “I keep coming back to the word ‘ecosystem’. There are so many factors that make for a healthy artistic scene. I wouldn’t say: ‘Swing in with a million here or there.’...

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