Anne Enright is an Irish writer whose work has appeared in The Irish Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Guardian, among other publications. She has published three short story collections, including, most recently, Yesterday’s Weather (2009), the nonfiction memoir Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood (2004), and more than half a dozen novels, including, most recently, Actress (2020). (March 2020)


Pandemic Journal

Drawing by Tom Bachtell
The New York Review is publishing dispatches from around the world documenting the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full series, and listen to writers reading their contributions, at —The Editors   OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, March 17—By Thursday afternoon, downtown San Francisco, already void of tourists, had turned ghostlier still.


Pandemic Journal, March 17–22

A cyclist wearing a mask, New York City, March 18, 2020

Dispatches on the coronavirus outbreak from Madeleine Schwartz in Brooklyn, Anne Enright in Dublin, Joshua Hunt in Busan, Anna Badkhen in Lalibela, Lauren Groff in Gainesville, Christopher Robbins in New York, Elisa Gabbert in Denver, Ian Jack in London, Vanessa Barbara in São Paolo, Rachel Pearson in San Antonio, A.E. Stallings in Athens, Simon Callow in London, Mark Gevisser in Cape Town, Sarah Manguso in Los Angeles, Ruth Margalit in Tel Aviv, Miguel-Anxo Murado in Madrid, Tim Parks in Milan, Eduardo Halfon in Paris, Anastasia Edel in Oakland, and more.