Irish author Eimear McBride is making a habit of being nominated for inaugural literary awards! Eimear was today announced as one of the eight novelists shortlisted for the inaugural Folio Prize. The other authors shortlisted are Anne Carson, Amity Gaige, Jane Gardam, Kent Haruf, Rachel Kushner, Sergio De La Pava and George Saunders. The eight are all in the running for the £40,000 prize, the winner of which will be announced on Monday, 1st March.
Eimear's book, 'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing', tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Only last November Eimer's book won the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, having been rejected by publishers for a good number of years until Galley Beggar Press took a chance on it, a book other publishers thought too experimental.
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