Edna O'Brien

1930 - Today

Edna O'Brien

Josephine Edna O'Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. Philip Roth described her as "the most gifted woman now writing in English", while a former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, cited her as "one of the great creative writers of her generation".O'Brien's works often revolve around the inner feelings of women, and their problems in relating to men, and to society as a whole. Her first novel, The Country Girls (1960), is often credited with breaking silence on sexual matters and social issues during a repressive period in Ireland following World War II. The book was banned, burned and denounced from the pulpit.O'Brien received the Irish PEN Award in 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edna O'Brien has received more than 468,780 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 4,004th most popular writer.

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  • 20

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  • 3.45

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Among writers, Edna O'Brien ranks 3,998 out of 4,883Before her are John O'Hara, J. Slauerhoff, Horatio Alger, Rolf Jacobsen, Tabitha King, and William Cullen Bryant. After her are Curt Siodmak, Enzo Biagi, Pierre Michon, Kiki Dimoula, Charlotte Casiraghi, and Michael Frayn.

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Among people born in 1930, Edna O'Brien ranks 330Before her are Jacques Tits, Pat Robertson, Paul-Émile de Souza, Bob Mathias, Adam Darius, and Allan Williams. After her are Atef Sedky, Jacques Parizeau, Andy White, Leonid Abalkin, Stanley Sadie, and George Fernandes.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edna O'Brien ranks 184 out of 366Before her are Lena Rice (1866), Domhnall Gleeson (1983), Patrick Bergin (1951), William Orpen (1878), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), and Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833). After her are Matt McGrath (1875), Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (1911), Liam Cosgrave (1920), John A. Costello (1891), Wolfe Tone (1763), and Arthur Johnson (1879).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Edna O'Brien ranks 33Before her are Maeve Binchy (1939), Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), William Trevor (1928), Eoin Colfer (1965), and Cecil Day-Lewis (1904). After her are Colm Tóibín (1955), Michael Scott (1959), Roddy Doyle (1958), Cecelia Ahern (1981), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), and Margaret Mazzantini (1961).