Eimear McBride wins Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction

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05 June 2014
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Originally published by indie publishers Galley Beggar Press, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing has become the sleeper hit of 2014 ...
Originally published by indie publishers Galley Beggar Press, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing has become the sleeper hit of 2014
Irish author Eimear spent ten years trying to find a publisher for the book – her first novel – which was published by Norwich-based Galley Beggar Press in June last year. It won the inaugural Goldsmith's Prize for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year award and the Desmond Elliott Prize.
The winner of the £30,000 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction was announced last night. Helen Fraser, chair of judges, said: 'An amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed the judges with its inventiveness and energy.  This is an extraordinary new voice – this novel will move and astonish the reader.'
Donna Tartt was the favourite to win with her third novel The Goldfinch.



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