Eimear McBride in conversation

A Literary Leicester event

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Nov 13, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre

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Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius, in that she writes truth-spilling, uncompromising and brilliant prose... Anne Enright,



Eimear McBride’s award-winning debut novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, was winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2014, winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 (previously The Orange Prize).

Born in 1976 to Northern Irish parents, she moved to the UK aged 17 and spent the next three years studying acting at Drama Centre London. At 27 she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing in six months, but then spent the next decade trying to get it published. It was only after moving to Norwich in 2011 that she met Galley Beggar Press, who would go on to publish A Girl is a Half-formed Thing in June 2013.

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