Telling the Truth

Michael Silverblatt: How do we make real life happen on the page? Because the page is another place where until you learn how, you don't know how to tell the truth. Even some of the books we love most that are trying as hard as they can to tell the truth, you don't learn how until you find the style for truth-telling, that will open the door to possibility. How do you find that?

Anne Enright: I don't know. I blunder around.

Anne Enright in London after winning the Man Booker prize. (Photo: The Associated Press)

Discussing The Gathering, winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2007, on KCRW's Bookworm (4.10.08).