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Anna Burns

Biography

Anna Burns

Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of MILKMAN, winner of the Man Booker Prize, and two previous novels --- NO BONES and LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS --- as well as the novella, MOSTLY HEROES. NO BONES won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in East Sussex, England.

Anna Burns

Books by Anna Burns

by Anna Burns - Fiction

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him --- and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend --- rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. MILKMAN is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion or even a sunset can be subversive.