The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl; Girls in their Married Bliss
A new edition of Edna O'Brien's stunning first three novels: The Country Girls and its sequels, The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss, changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s and inspired generation after generation of readers and writers. The passion, artistry and courage of Edna O'Brien's vision in these three novels continue to resonate into the twenty-first century.
Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal.
Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.