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Edna O'Brien

(1930-), Novelist, short story writer and playwright

Sitter in 9 portraits
Novelist, short-story writer and playwright, O'Brien was born in Tuamgraney, County Clare and moved to London in 1959. Based on her work as a reader for Hutchinson, she was commissioned to write a novel. The Country Girls (1960) was followed by The Lonely Girl (1962, reprinted as The Girl with the Green Eyes) and Girls in Their Married Bliss (1964). The novels, feted for illuminating sexual and social matters, were banned in Ireland. Later works include The High Road (1988) and House of Splendid Isolation (1994).

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Edna O'Brien, by Horst Tappe - NPG x194150

Edna O'Brien

by Horst Tappe
vintage print, 1970s
NPG x194150

Edna O'Brien, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14169

Edna O'Brien

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1971
NPG x14169

Edna O'Brien, by Fay Godwin - NPG x12938

Edna O'Brien

by Fay Godwin
bromide print, 1972
NPG x12938

Edna O'Brien, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88222

Edna O'Brien

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, November 1973
NPG x88222

Edna O'Brien, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x18630

Edna O'Brien

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, September 1976
NPG x18630

Edna O'Brien, by Clay Perry - NPG x137409

Edna O'Brien

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1979
NPG x137409

Edna O'Brien, by Mark Gerson - NPG x35721

Edna O'Brien

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1988
NPG x35721

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Edna O'Brien

by Mark Gerson
print, November 1973
NPG x87358

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Edna O'Brien

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1980
NPG x22453

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