Faber & Faber - Edna O'Brien Reads from Country Girl (Extract 1)
Edna O'Brien Reads from Country Girl (Extract 1)
The publication of Edna O'Brien's memoir is one of the major literary events of 2012. Born in Ireland in 1930 and driven into exile after publication of her controversial first novel, The Country Girls, O'Brien has created a body of work which bears comparison with the very best writers of the twentieth century. Here she is reading the first of two extracts. An interview with the author is also available.