Chekhov’s Ladies | Edna O’Brien | Granta Magazine

Chekhov’s Ladies

Edna O’Brien

‘Malachi is brushing her hair, long, dark brown and with russet glints. She likes it, as he can tell from her smile in the mirror.’

Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien has written over twenty works of fiction, along with biographies of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ulysses Medal. She is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent novel is The Little Red Chairs.

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