Author(s): Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, "The Country Girls", the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story. "The Country Girls" premiered at the Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, in October 2011. It was produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company, in association with the Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Adapted for the stage, the stunning, controversial novel that shocked a nation in 1960 - publishing to coincide with the paperback of Edna's O'Brien's astonishing memoir Country Girl.
Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.