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Edna O'Brien

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Edna O'Brien on the inspiration for 'Girl'

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Meet Edna O'Brien

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Edna O'Brien: 'I'm sorry books don't hold the same cachet as a pair of jeans'

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1960s Edna O’Brien at Home in London, Rushes

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Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien, DBE is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. Philip Roth described her as "the most gifted woman now writing in English", while the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson cited her as "one of the great creative writers of her generation".