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Anne Enright with Fiona Shaw: Actress

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome award-winning novelist Anne Enright for a live-stream discussion on the paperback release of her new novel, Actress. Enright will be in conversation with actress and theatre director, Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve, True Blood). This event is in partnership with Harrisburg’s Gamut Theatre Group.

Every purchase of the book through the Midtown Scholar Bookstore includes a signed bookplate from Enright and an exclusive bookmark. Book sales are encouraged through the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.

About the Book:

Katherine O’Dell is an Irish theater legend. Every moment of her life is a performance, with her daughter, Norah, standing in the wings. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, however, Katherine’s grip on reality grows fitful. Fueled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime.

As Norah’s role gradually changes to Katherine’s protector, caregiver, and finally legacy-keeper, she revisits her mother’s life of fiercely kept secrets; and Norah confronts in turn the secrets of her own sexual and emotional coming-of-age. With virtuosic storytelling, Actress weaves together two generations of women with difficult sexual histories, touching a raw and timely nerve.

About the Speakers:

Anne Enright is the author of six novels, most recently Actress. The Gathering won the Man Booker Prize and The Forgotten Waltz won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. She lives in Dublin.

Fiona Shaw is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. She is known for her roles as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film series, Marnie Stonebrook in the fourth season of the HBO series True Blood, and Carolyn Martens in the BBC series Killing Eve.


February 23
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Midtown Scholar Bookstore
(717) 236-1680


Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, 17102
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(717) 236-1680