Anne Griffin

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Anne Griffin is the winner of the John McGahern Award for Literature. 

Shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award and The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition, Anne’s work has been featured in, amongst others, The Irish Times and The Stinging Fly. She’s worked in Waterstones branches in both Dublin and London, and for various charities. 

Anne studied under Anne Enright and Frank McGuinness, and her short stories have been both short-listed and long-listed for many prizes. 

Born in Dublin, Anne now lives in Mullingar, Ireland.



When All is Said (Sceptre) 

I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ 

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. 

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare. 

Heartbreaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said 


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