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Edna O’Brien

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Edna O’Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. She is considered the “doyenne” of Irish literature.

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Writing

Sunday Quotes - Irish Authors On Being Irish

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.

Edna O’Brien

There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful. 149 more words

SYMPHONY FOR SINGLE VOICE: The late blooming of Eimear McBride

A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING By Eimear McBride          Text, $22.99

Every so often, you come across a “first book miracle” – the novel, turned down by every publisher, that is finally picked up and becomes an international sensation. 1,111 more words