Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien

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List of The Country Girls Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
August Is A Wicked Month
1965
2
Casualties of Peace
1966
3
Zee & Co.
1971
4
A Pagan Place
1971
5
Night
1973
6
Johnny I Hardly Knew You
1977
7
The Dazzle
1981
8
The Rescue
1983
9
The High Road
1988
10
On The Bone
1989
11
Time and Tide
1992
12
House of Splendid Isolation
1994
13
Down by the River
1997
14
Wild Decembers
1999
15
In the Forest
2002
16
The Light of Evening
2006
17
10
The Little Red Chairs
2015
18
Girl
2019

List of Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Love Object
1968
2
Three Dublin Plays
1969
3
A Scandalous Woman And Other Stories
1974
4
Collector's Choice
1978
5
A Rose in the Heart
1979
6
A Fanatic Heart
1984
7
Lantern Slides
1990
8
Edna O'Brien Reader
1994
9
Mrs. Reinhardt
1996
10
Irish Revel
1998
11
Returning
1998
12
Triptych and Iphigenia
2005
13
Saints and Sinners
2011

List of Plays in Publication Order

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Penguin Lives Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Abraham Lincoln (By: Thomas Keneally)
1960
2
Mao Zedong: A Life (By: Jonathan D. Spence)
Mao Zedong: A Life (By: Jonathan D. Spence)
1999
3
Mozart: A Life (By: Peter Gay)
Mozart: A Life (By: Peter Gay)
1999
4
Marcel Proust (By: Edmund White)
1999
5
Crazy Horse (By: Larry McMurtry)
1999
6
Saint Augustine (By: Garry Wills)
1999
7
James Joyce
1999
8
Rosa Parks (By: Douglas Brinkley)
2000
9
Virginia Woolf (By: Nigel Nicolson)
Virginia Woolf (By: Nigel Nicolson)
2000
10
Woodrow Wilson (By: Louis Auchincloss)
Woodrow Wilson (By: Louis Auchincloss)
2000
11
Herman Melville (By: Elizabeth Hardwick)
Herman Melville (By: Elizabeth Hardwick)
2000
12
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life (By: Sherwin B. Nuland)
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life (By: Sherwin B. Nuland)
2000
13
Dante (By: R.W.B. Lewis)
Dante (By: R.W.B. Lewis)
2001
14
Jane Austen: A Life (By: Carol Shields)
2001
15
Buddha (By: Karen Armstrong)
2001
16
Simone Weil (By: Francine du Plessix Gray)
Simone Weil (By: Francine du Plessix Gray)
2001
17
Andy Warhol: A Biography (By: Wayne Koestenbaum)
Andy Warhol: A Biography (By: Wayne Koestenbaum)
2001
18
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (By: Marshall Frady)
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (By: Marshall Frady)
2001
19
Joseph Smith (By: Robert V. Remini)
2002
20
Winston Churchill: A Life (By: John Keegan)
2002
21
Pope John XXIII (By: Thomas Cahill)
2002
22
Charles Dickens (By: Jane Smiley)
2002
23
Elvis Presley (By: Bobbie Ann Mason)
2002
24
Saint Therese of Lisieux (By: Kathryn Harrison)
2003
25
Robert E. Lee (By: Roy Blount Jr.)
Robert E. Lee (By: Roy Blount Jr.)
2003
26
Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life (By: Ada Louise Huxtable)
Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life (By: Ada Louise Huxtable)
2004
27
George Herbert Walker Bush (By: Tom Wicker)
2004
28
Napoleon (By: Paul Johnson)
2006
29
Julia Child (By: Laura Shapiro)
2007
30
Joan of Arc (By: Mary Gordon)
Joan of Arc (By: Mary Gordon)
2008
31
Martin Luther (By: Martin E. Marty)
Martin Luther (By: Martin E. Marty)
2008
32
Branch Rickey: A Life (By: Jimmy Breslin)
Branch Rickey: A Life (By: Jimmy Breslin)
2011
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List of Edna O'Brien Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Women and Fiction
1975
2
Arabian Days
1977
3
Best for Winter
1979
4
Winter's Tales
1980
5
Winter's Tales 26
1981
6
Tales for the Telling
1986
7
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
1987
8
Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews
1989
9
Friendship
1990
10
New Writing From Ireland
1994
11
Mistresses of the Dark
1998
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Edna O'Brien: Biography

Edna O'Brien (Josephine Edna O'Brien) was born on December 15th, 1930 and is currently 93 years old. Edna O'Brien was born in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland.

Edna O'Brien (Josephine Edna O'Brien) is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 18 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1965 with the novel August Is A Wicked Month. The most recently released novel was Girl which was released in 2019. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Edna at this time.

Edna O'Brien has also written the Collections series which has 13 books including The Love Object and Three Dublin Plays.

Edna O'Brien: Awards & Accolades

O'Brien's book, Lantern Slides won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1990.

Edna O'Brien books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Time and Tide was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1992. The Little Red Chairs was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Female Narrator, in 2017.

Edna O'Brien: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Edna O'Brien on Book Notification is The Little Red Chairs, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Edna O'Brien on Book Notification is The Little Red Chairs, a Standalone novel.

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Edna O'Brien: F.A.Q

When was Edna O'Brien Born? How old is Edna O'Brien?

Edna O'Brien was born on December 15th, 1930. Edna O'Brien is currently 93 years old.

Where was Edna O'Brien Born?

Edna O'Brien was born in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland and is Irish.

What book awards has Edna O'Brien won?

O'Brien's book, Lantern Slides won the award Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1990.

What was the first book Edna O'Brien wrote?

The first novel written by Edna O'Brien was The Country Girls, published in 1960.

What was the most recent book Edna O'Brien wrote?

Her most recently released work was Joyce's Women (a short story) on October 27th, 2022.

Will there be any more books by Edna O'Brien?

Edna O'Brien does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Edna O'Brien written?

Edna O'Brien has written 47 books. 3 books in the The Country Girls Trilogy Series, 18 Standalone Novels, 13 books in the Collections, 3 books in the Plays, 1 book in the Picture Books, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 5 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 1 book in the Penguin Lives Series.

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