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On The Big Green Sofa: a conversation with novelist Edna O‘Brien

Curated by the Academicians’ Room


● Fully booked

Tuesday 3 December 2019
7.30 — 9pm

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Edna O'Brien

Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short-story writer, Edna O’Brien joins us in the Academicians’ Room, for the eleventh instalment of the On The Big Green Sofa series.

This December we welcome novelist Edna O‘Brien to the RA’s private members’ club for a conversation exploring her exceptional career.

Guests are welcome to join us from 7pm in the club room where light bites and drinks will be available to purchase. The event will start promptly at 7.30pm.

Edna O’Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O’Connor Prize and the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years. The Country Girls Trilogy was chosen as Dublin’s ‘One City One Book’ in 2019.

This event is open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room only. Please book online or call 020 7300 8090. Members of the Academicians’ Room please call 020 7300 8090 to book your tickets.

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● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 3 December 2019

7.30 — 9pm

The Academicians' Room, Burlington House