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In the Forest by Edna O’Brien: Book Review 

5/5 Stars.

  • Note: In the Forest is based on the case of Imelda Riley, her son, and a local priest. My review below comes off as a heavy-handed critique of an institution and not the man that committed the crime.
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Review: Saints and Sinners, by Edna O'Brien

Edna O’Brien is an award-winning Irish writer of novels, plays, poetry, short stories, and biographies. Saints and Sinners is her 8th short story collection, and after it’s release in 2011, it won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. 588 more words

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The Country Girls

The Country Girls  by Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien is widely regarded as the doyen of Irish female novelists. She is a writer of some standing in literary circles upon the island. 1,102 more words


Recommended Reads for St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We’ve been pondering our favourite reads from across the Emerald Isle from recent years and put together our Recommended Reads from Irish writers. 681 more words


New Beginnings #5: Eimear McBride and Literary Revolution at the LSE Literary Festival

This year’s LSE literary festival, held around the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, takes ‘Revolutions’ as its theme, examining various forms of upheaval and regeneration in literature, politics, religion, and science. 581 more words

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Sailing to St Macdara's

For the first time in our dubious existence, the Literary is actually on the coast. It’s a landmark, surely, and rather nice. There’s lots of seabirds and Irish foliage. 350 more words

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The Little Red Chairs - Edna O’Brien

An astonishing book: the seduction by an evil person, the desperate lives of the displaced and dispossessed. The title refers to a 2012 commemoration of the siege of Sarajevo: 11,514 red chairs were placed in rows, one for each person killed in the siege that lasted for almost 4 years. 34 more words

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