Edna O'Brien

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Joyce’s Women review – Edna O’Brien offers a fresh view on her literary hero
O’Brien’s new play about her literary hero, imagining James Joyce through the eyes of the women in his life, is the hot ticket in Dublin

Clare Brennan

02, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Joyce’s Women review – Edna O’Brien’s powerful play is a fascinating portrait of a fellow writer
O’Brien’s empathy for Joyce shines through in this lavish production, as she brings him to life, seen through the eyes of his mother, wife, daughter and lover

Helen Meany

23, Sep, 2022 @2:45 PM

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The Guardian view on James Joyce’s Ulysses: a 100-year-old masterpiece | Editorial
Editorial: Bloomsday, the annual celebration of this great Dublin novel, is a good moment to reflect on its enduring significance


10, Jun, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Plastic-free meal deals would taste better | Brief letters
Brief letters: Retailers’ packaging | Missing sections of the Guardian | Edna O’Brien | Mushroom delight

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Edna O'Brien to receive France's highest honour for the arts
The 90-year-old Irish writer will be named commander of the French Ordre des Arts et Lettres on Sunday

Alison Flood

03, Mar, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Edna O’Brien on turning 90: ‘I can’t pretend that I haven’t made mistakes’
Ireland’s greatest living writer is as ambitious as ever. She talks about working in Nigeria, coping with critics – and one final novel

Sarah Hughes

13, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Elena Ferrante names her 40 favourite books by female authors
List by pseudonymous author of beloved Neapolitan novels includes Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and several Italian classics

Sian Cain

21, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Irish women writing fiction were dismissed as 'quiet'. Ireland wasn't listening

Sally Rooney is the latest in a long line of Irish women tackling weighty subjects in fiction – the difference now is that the world is finally taking them seriously

Kathleen MacMahon

30, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Edna O'Brien: 'Reading Charles Darwin dislodged my religious education'
The Irish novelist on reading prayer books as a child, her admiration for Silent Spring author Rachel Carson and how Chekhov ‘saved her sanity’

Edna O'Brien

01, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Scholars hit back over New Yorker ‘hatchet job’ on Edna O'Brien
Irish literary critics unite to defend novelist after article portrayed her as ‘deceitful, flighty and self-pitying’

Dalya Alberge

12, Apr, 2020 @8:05 AM

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Women's prize for fiction lines up 'heavy hitters' on 2020 longlist
Three Booker winners lead a 16-strong field contending for £30,000 prize in what judges described as ‘an extraordinary year’

Alison Flood

03, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Of course fiction tells someone else’s story | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the idea of cultural appropriation in literature and the assumption that only those with lived experience are able to tell an authentic story


03, Feb, 2020 @7:05 PM

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