Other literary forms
Kate O’Brien’s first success was a play, Distinguished Villa, which had a three-month run in London’s West End in 1926. She successfully dramatized her novel That Lady for a Broadway production (1949) in which Katherine Cornell played the title role. O’Brien was also the author of two travel books, Farewell, Spain (1937) and My Ireland (1962). Her English Diaries and Journals was published in 1943 and a biography, Teresa of Avila, in 1951. Her last major published work was a book of reminiscences, Presentation Parlour (1963).