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Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien, author of the Country Girls trilogy, A Fanatic Heart, The Light of Evening, Saints and Sinners, and other widely acclaimed books, is a recipient of the Ulysses Medal, the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Arts Club Gold Medal, and the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her memoir, Country Girl, received the Argosy Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year prize from the Irish Book Awards. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, O’Brien has lived in London for many years.
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