Edna O'Brien

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The Country Girls runs in the Abbey Theatre until April 6th. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Country Girls Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Ends Apr 6th, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie A remarkable story of shedding innocence and tho(...)

The Country Girls. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE COUNTRY GIRLS Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★☆☆☆ “Oh, my God, where did you get it?” a shocked young nun asks when her poetic and curious charge, Kate, (...)

Evelyn O’Rourke: “I used to need to be ‘in the zone’ to write before I had children. Now  you just have to grab any bunches of minutes when you can and I actually find I am far more productive now because when I get a chance to sit at the computer I appreciate it so much!” Photograph: Brian McEvoy

What was the first book to make an impression on you? A beautiful oversized fairy book of my mother’s from the 1950s called A Day in Fairyland.(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)

Back in the day, the Catholic Church went to great lengths to discourage young, and old, people from thinking about sex. If they had known about the “(...)