Anna Burns


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Belfast, Northern Ireland, The United Kingdom
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Anna Burns (born 1962) is an Irish author. She was born in Belfast and moved to London in 1987. Her first novel, No Bones, is an account of a girl's life growing up in Belfast during the Troubles.

Awards:
Winner of the 2001 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize
Shortlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize (No Bones)
Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize (Milkman)
National Book Critics Circle Award 2019 Nominee (Milkman)
Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Nominee (Milkman)
Winner of the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award (Milkman)
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Average rating: 3.55 · 46,721 ratings · 7,157 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Milkman

3.55 avg rating — 45,618 ratings — published 2018 — 68 editions
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No Bones

3.57 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Little Constructions

3.24 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Mostly Hero

3.63 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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“Cats are not adoring like dogs. They don’t care. They can never be relied upon to shore up a human ego. They go their way, do their thing, are not subservient and will never apologise. No one has ever come across a cat apologising and if a cat did, it would patently be obvious it was not being sincere.”
Anna Burns, Milkman

“The truth was dawning on me of how terrifying it was not to be numb, but to be aware, to have facts, retain facts, be adult.”
Anna Burns, Milkman

“At the time, age eighteen, having been brought up in a hair-trigger society where the ground rules were – if no physically violent touch was being laid upon you, and no outright verbal insults were being levelled at you, and no taunting looks in the vicinity either, then nothing was happening, so how could you be under attack from something that wasn’t there? At eighteen I had no proper understanding of the ways that constituted encroachment.”
Anna Burns, Milkman

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