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Eimear McBride was born in 1976 in Liverpool to Northern Irish parents. Aged two she and her family returned to Ireland and her childhood was mostly spent in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. At fourteen they moved again to Castlebar, Co Mayo. In 1994, at seventeen, she went to London and spent the next three years studying acting at Drama Centre. Much of her twenties were spent temping and travelling. At twenty-seven she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. It won the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize, was shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize and was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014. She moved to Cork in 2006, and Norwich in 2011, where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. She is working on her second novel.

In 2014 Eimear McBride's novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing was awarded the inaugural Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

If you like Eimear McBride you might also like to read books by Michele Forbes and Emily Gould.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians
Eimear McBride
At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians
Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians is about sexual passion. It is about innocence and the loss of it. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, it is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride
Winner of the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2014. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014

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