Anna Burns is a Northern Ireland writer born and raised in the working class Catholic district of Ardoyne. She schooled at St Gemma’s High School and later relocated to London in 1987. In her first book, No Bones is a story of a girl’s life brought up in Belfast during the troubles. Due to its depiction of the daily language of the people of Belfast No Bones has been considered an important book and has been compared to Dubliners by James Joyce. The novel won the 2001 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize issued by the Royal Society of Literature for being the best regional book of the year in both Ireland and the United Kingdom and also won the Orange Prize in 2002.
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