Edna O’Brien named Commander in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin

Replay of Edna O’Brien’s Award Ceremony

Until 6 April 2021

Multi-awarded author Edna O’Brien received France’s highest cultural distinction by French Minister Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin on the Eve of International Women’s Day.

During the ceremony organized by the French Embassy to Ireland, the Irish Embassy to France, the Centre Culturel Irlandais, the Cercle Littéraire Irlandais and the New-York Irish Centre, Irish Minister of Culture Catherine Martin, Irish writer Colum McCann, Irish actor Gabriel ByrneNora Hickey M’Sichili Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais and Georges Heslin Director of the New-York Irish Centre make testimonials and pay tribute to Edna O’Brien.

Watch the ceremony here only available until the 6th of April 2021

Photo credit: Bryan O’Sullivan