EIMAR MCBRIDE WINS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

eimear-mcbrideBritish-Irish writer Eimear McBride has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with her debut novel “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.”

McBride’s novel, about a young, troubled Irish girl and her relationship with her brother, was up against five other books competing for the 30,000-pound ($50,000) prize. Chair of judges Helen Fraser praised McBride as an “extraordinary new voice.”

The annual award, formally called the Baileys Women’s Prize after its sponsor, is open to female writers in English from around the world. It was previously known as the Orange Prize.

For the full article: Mail Times

 

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