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Eimear McBride's Debut Takes Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Eimear McBride wins the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her debut novel

Eimear McBride is the author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

The novelist took home a £30,000 check and a limited edition bronze ‘Bessie’ figurine for her debut A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing. She edged out shortlist contenders Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (which recently earned the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and has been optioned by Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o), Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Undertaking by Audrey Magee, and Pulitzer Prize Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The 37 year old author completed the novel at 27, but no publisher until her current imprint were as impressed by the “inventiveness and energy” that won over the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judging panel.

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