Edna O'Brien is the author of The Country Girls Trilogy, THE LIGHT OF EVENING, SAINTS AND SINNERS, COUNTRY GIRL and other widely acclaimed books. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.
When Edna O'Brien's first novel, THE COUNTRY GIRLS, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the 20th century. COUNTRY GIRL brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation.