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December 12, 2012

Edna O’Brien interview – ‘You have to be lonely to be a writer’ – video

Filed under: Interviews — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:54 am

girlMore than half a century after scandalising the world with her taboo-breaking novel The Country Girls, the Irish writer Edna O’Brien is still going strong. As her memoir Country Girl is published, she speaks to Jane Martinson about her ‘Mata Hari’ reputation, celebrity dinner party guests such as Judy Garland and Sean Connery, how much harder her memoir was to write than her novels, and why she has always embraced her own loneliness.

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