Edna O’Brien wins Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for Girl

May 29, 2020

Edna O’Brien, who will turn 90 this December, has won the €15,000 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year award for her latest novel, Girl, 60 years after her first novel, The Country Girls, was published.

Girl, which has also been shortlisted for the Eason and Dalkey Novel of the Year awards and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, is a fictional account of the kidnapping by Boko Haram of a group of schoolgirls in Nigeria in 2014. O’Brien travelled to the country several times to research the story.

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