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Edna O'Brien (1930-), Novelist, short story writer and playwright

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Novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Born in Tuamgraney, County Clare and moved to London in 1959, where she wrote her first novel The Country Girls (1960). Other celebrated books include The Lonely Girl (re-printed as The Girl with the Green Eyes, 1962), Girls in Their Married Bliss (1964), August is a Wicked Month (1965) and A Pagan Place (1970) and A Scandalous Woman (1974). Later novels include The High Road (1988) and House of Splendid Isolation (1994).