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Edna O'Brien - Author

Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Edna O'Brien

The Love Object Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien
The Love Object Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien
Whether or not you have previously read any of O’Brien’s works, this is a perfectly sublime book of short stories, first published between 1968 and 2011. O’Brien has an impeccable touch, her writing is clever, understated, and she has the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Night by Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien
Edna O’Brien is one of Ireland’s greatest storytellers and following the popularity of her recent memoir Country Girl several of her older novels are being brought back into print. Night was first published in 1972 and is narrated in a single night...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Saints and Sinners by Edna O'Brien
Saints and Sinners
Edna O'Brien
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 17 February 2011. A collection that is characterised by the author's powerful evocations of place and a glorious and an often heart-breaking grasp of people and their desires and contradictions.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2011
Byron in Love by Edna O'Brien
Byron in Love
Edna O'Brien
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 29 January 2009. This is a wonderfully vivid account of the paradoxical life and loves of Lord Byron. It focuses on the women in his life and in particular...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2009
The Light of Evening by Edna O'Brien
The Light of Evening
Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien returns to the world of her debut novel, The Country Girls, in an inspired account of a dying mother and her daughter.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2007
House of Splendid Isolation by Edna O'Brien
House of Splendid Isolation
Edna O'Brien
May 2011 Guest Editor Carol Drinkwater on House of Splendid Isolation... Educated at an Irish convent, I was a lonely, frustrated girl who dreamed of escape, of becoming an actress. The early works of Edna O’Brien – her Country...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/1995

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