Meet Edna O'Brien

Author: Edna O'Brien

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"My own books . . . were equally and vehemently denounced," says award-winning Irish novelist Edna O'Brien.

She drew criticism from the beginning of her career, when her debut novel, The Country Girl, was banned in Ireland for its candid portrayal of the intimate lives of two small-town girls who move to Dublin. Despite the controversy, O'Brien has received many awards—among them, the Frank O'Connor Prize, the Irish PEN award, and the Ulysses Medal. She has been hailed as one of the greatest chr…more

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Monica Bossinger Edna is such an amazing writer and so inspiring! Love her!

Deborah One of the best writers ever!

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