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Author Edna OBrien to explore the writers craft

Award-winning author and playwright Edna O’Brien will be discussing the craft of writing at the free public 4th Annual Creative Writing Lecture on Thursday 7 May, taking place at 6:00pm in the Rattray Lecture Theatre.

During the lecture, entitled ‘A Writer’s Life’, she will speak about her experiences as a writer, the lives of some of the authors she most admires and what she feels the craft of writing entails.

Edna is an award-winning author, playwright, poet, biographer and memoirist and has played a leading role in developing a voice for women in Ireland since her first novel, The Country Girls, appeared in 1960.

Among her many awards, she has won the Irish PEN Award in 2001, the European Prize for Literature in 1995 and the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in Irish Literature in 2009.

The lecture is organised by Dr Harry Whitehead of the School of English, along with the Centre for New Writing and Literary Leicester. The lecture has been made possible through a kind donation by Santander Universities.

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