Actress By Anne Enright

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01Star20200727Booker-winning writer Anne Enright reads her new novel about fame, sex and a daughter's search for truth.

This is the story of the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. From the glamour of postwar Hollywood to obscurity back in Dublin, it charts the highs and the lows of Katherine's life as an actor, and how her fame turned so suddenly to infamy.

Today: Norah looks back to her twenty-first birthday, the glorious day when her mother held court in their Dublin house, knowing that her star was already fading...

Actress was longlisted for the Women's Prize, 2020.

Writer: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Reader: Anne Enright

02Swinging The Shillelagh20200728Booker-winning Anne Enright reads her new novel about fame, sex and a daughter's search for truth.

This is the story of the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. From the glamour and fame of Hollywood and the Dublin stage to the inevitable fall and decent into madness when Katherine commits a reckless crime.

Today: Katherine O'Dell's glorious early days as a strolling player in the Irish theatre....

Written and read by: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Anne Enright reads her new novel about fame, sex and the search for truth.

03New York20200729Booker-winning Anne Enright continues her new novel about fame, sex and a daughter's search for truth.

This is the story of the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. From the glamour and fame of Hollywood and the Dublin stage to the inevitable fall and decent into madness when Katherine commits a reckless crime.

Today: After hitting it big in postwar London, Katherine hits New York...

Written and read by: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Anne Enright reads her new novel about the rise and fall of an Irish acting legend.

04Hollywood Wife20200730Booker-winning Anne Enright continues her new novel about fame, sex and a daughter's search for truth.

This is the story of the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. From the glamour and fame of Hollywood and the Dublin stage to the inevitable fall and decent into madness.

Today: Katherine O'Dell joins a Hollywood studio, and finds herself with a house, a pool, several maids, and, unexpectedly a husband...

Written and read by: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Anne Enright reads her new novel about the rise and terrible fall of an acting legend.

05Daddy Issues20200731Booker-winning Anne Enright continues reading her new novel about the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend, Katherine O'Dell

Today: as the truth about her father becomes more and more murky, Norah finds herself struggling with her own 'Daddy' issues...

Written and read by Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Anne Enright reads her novel about the rise and terrible fall of an Irish acting legend.

06Troubles20200803Booker-winning Anne Enright continues reading her new novel about the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend, Katherine O'Dell.

Today: As politics and passion become disastrously entwined for Katherine, Norah finds herself negotiating her own disastrous decisions with men...

Written and read by Anne Enright

Booker-winning Anne Enright reads her novel about the rise and fall of an acting legend.

07Shame20200804Booker-winning Anne Enright's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend, Katherine O'Dell.

Today: after a humiliating audition for a movie, Katherine's career goes into tailspin. Meanwhile, her daughter Norah continues her own self-destructive streak...

Writer: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Reader: tbc

Anne Enright's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of an Irish acting legend.

08Priest20200805Booker-winning Anne Enright's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend, Katherine O'Dell.

Today: As Norah continues piecing together the events that led to her mother's downfall, dark secrets begin to emerge, including the nature of Katherine's relationship with her priest...

Writer: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Reader: tbc

Anne Enright's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of an Irish acting legend.

09Gun20200806Booker-winning ANNE ENRIGHT's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend, Katherine O'Dell.

Today: As Norah looks back to the day of the shooting and her mother's descent into madness, she uncovers something that could explain everything...

Writer: ANNE ENRIGHT is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Reader: tbc

ANNE ENRIGHT's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of an Irish acting legend.

10 LASTEndings20200807Booker-winning Anne Enright's new novel about the rise and terrible fall of Irish acting legend, Katherine O'Dell.

Today: as Norah pieces together the dark secrets of her mothers life, her rage finally turns to solace...

Writer: Anne Enright is an Irish author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, as well as The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road.

Reader: tbc

The final part of Anne Enright's new novel about fame, sex and dark truths.