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ICC Literary Festival 2021: Edna O’Brien recorded interview

Edna O'Brien in Conversation with Dr Maureen O'Connor - exclusive original documentry.

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About the Event

Edna O’Brien in Conversation with Dr Maureen O’Connor – exclusive original documentry

The ICC is delighted to present this exclusive recorded interview with legendary Irish author and ICC patron, Edna O’Brien.

Edna is interviewed by Dr Maureen O’Connor and the film is produced by acclaimed film-maker Sé Merry Doyle.

The Screening will be followed by Dr Maureen O’Connor in conversation with Dorothy Allen.

About Edna O’Brien:

A prolific novelist, short story writer and playwright, Edna O’Brien has published 18 novels, 8 short story collections, 6 plays and 6 non-fiction pieces which includes 2 biographies: James Joyce (1999) and Byron in Love (2009); and her memoir Country Girl (2012). In a literary career spanning over 6 decades since the publication of her ground-breaking debut novel, The Country Girls (1960), she has not only established herself as the leading figure in Irish writing today but she has also acquired a formidable international literary reputation.

In addition to numerous awards for individual works, such as The European Prize for Literature for House of Splendid Isolation (1995) and The Frank O’Connor Short Story Award for Saints and Sinners (2011), Edna has also received several prestigious lifetime achievement awards.  These include The Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), The American Medal of Honour for Literature from the National Art Club (2002), The Ulysses Medal (2006), The Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), her appointment as a Saoithe of Aosdána, Ireland’s highest literary award (2015), an honorary Dame of the Order of the British Empire (2028),  The David Cohen Prize for Literature (2019),  The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence (2020) and, most recently, her  appointment as a Commander of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest honour for the arts.