Irish novelist Edna O'Brien to present reading Friday

by Kate Bloomquist

Critically acclaimed Irish novelist Edna O?Brien will present a reading and talk at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 17) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Keough Institute for Irish Studies, the presentation is free and open to the public.p. O’Brien is the author of 13 novels, including “The Country Girls,” “House of Splendid Isolation” and “In the Forest,” as well as five collections of short stories and numerous plays and screenplays. She is known as a pioneer for her frank portrayals of women, and in her writing draws upon her Catholic upbringing, depicting both Irish village life during the 1940s and ?50s and contemporary urban settings.

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