Edna O'Brien with Andrew O'Hagan (2011 event)
'I'm very grateful for Ireland,' said Edna O'Brien in a recent interview. 'It stirs things up in me.' O'Brien came to Edinburgh to discuss her latest book, Saints and Sinners, which includes several stories set in her beloved home country. Her book is the 21st in a distinguished career that began in 1960 with a stunning debut, The Country Girls, and includes an acclaimed biography of James Joyce. Aged 80 in this event, she shows no sign of stopping. In this very special hour-long event, recorded live at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, she discusses her life and work with the author Andrew O’Hagan.