Tuesday, 28 June 2011
SAINTS & SINNERS - REVIEWED
I have a review of Saints and Sinners, Edna O'Brien's newest short story collection here at the latest issue of The Short Review. It starts:
"Edna O’Brien is in my "stable of giants", as E.B. White called his literary heroes; she is a national icon in Ireland, but one who is perhaps not as treasured as she might be. When poet Séamus Heaney turned 70 there was much fanfare; Edna O’Brien celebrated her 80th birthday in December 2010 and there was barely a whisper."
Other reviews in this issue include Valerie Trueblood's Marry or Burn and Polly Samson's Perfect Lives. As usual, the issue also includes reviews with many of the authors. Not Edna, though :(