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The Light of Evening: A Novel

In conversation with writer Vanessa Place, special introduction by Anjelica Huston
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Episode Summary
The great Irish novelist--known as a pioneer for her frank portrayals of women--discusses her daring new work that explores the unbreakable bond between mother and child. \"O'Brien is a storyteller, an Irish story-teller, one of an ancient tradition of storytellers, people who tell the truth.\" (Thomas Cahill, Los Angeles Times Book Review)

Participant(s) Bio
Edna O'Brien is the author of eighteen works of fiction, including most recently the New York Times Notable Books and Book Sense picks Wild Decembers and In the Forest, and Lantern Slides, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. In 2002, she won the National Medal for Fiction from the National Arts Club. An honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she was born and grew up in Ireland and has lived in London for many years.