SEIS Academic Forum Series
Forum on Irish Studies (No.33)
Eimear McBride and Her NovelA Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Speaker: Eimear McBride (a prize-winning writer)
Time: 10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Date: 17 March 2016 (Thursday)
Venue: Room 115, English School Building, BFSU
About the Speaker:
Eimear McBride is a Liverpool-born Irish writer who shot to fame with her debut novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, which won the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and the 2014 Baileys Women’’s Prize for Fiction. The book, which took her nine years to get published, tells the intimate, powerful story of a young girl’s relationship to her cancer-stricken brother as they each navigate devastating childhoods. The New Yorker called it a “blazingly original novel… fuelled by fractured, adventurous language and raw emotion.” McBride currently lives in Norwich, England, where she is working on a second novel.
The Irish-born writer Eimear McBride will do a reading of her prize-winning novel and then go ahead to share her creating experience as well as influences.