“History is said to be written by the victors. Fiction, by contrast, is largely the work of injured bystanders.”
The Los Angeles Times on the art of becoming Edna O’Brien.
Read our interview with the Irish novelist here. Image Credit: Edna O’Brien, in Lake Park, County Wicklow, 1952. (Edna O’Brien / Little, Brown and Company.

“History is said to be written by the victors. Fiction, by contrast, is largely the work of injured bystanders.”

The Los Angeles Times on the art of becoming Edna O’Brien.

Read our interview with the Irish novelist here. Image Credit: Edna O’Brien, in Lake Park, County Wicklow, 1952. (Edna O’Brien / Little, Brown and Company.

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