Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

eimear mcbrideThis prestigious prize honoring English-language works by women was awarded Wednesday in London to Irish author Eimear McBride for her debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. Among 20 other nominated authors, including Donna Tartt for The Goldfinch and Eleanor Catton for The Luminaries, Ms. McBride wrote the book when she was 27 and spent almost 10 years trying to get it published. She described her writing style as an attempt to capture “the moment just before language becomes formatted thought.” Chairwoman of the judging panel Helen Fraser called her book “an amazing first novel that impressed the judges with its inventiveness and energy.” See more in the npr  and NYTimes articles.


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