Debut Irish novelist Eimear McBride wins literary prize

Thursday 14 November 2013 22.23
Eimear McBride was born to Irish parents in Liverpool, but grew up in Sligo and Mayo
Eimear McBride was born to Irish parents in Liverpool, but grew up in Sligo and Mayo

An Irish novelist has won a £10,000 (€11,900) literary prize for her debut novel, nine years after it was first rejected by every major publishing house.

Eimear McBride picked up the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize for A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing at an event in London last night.

The novel tells the story of a girl growing up in Ireland and her relationship with her brother

The 37-year-old, who was born to Irish parents in Liverpool, grew up in counties Sligo and Mayo.

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