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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lesser Bohemians (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Hotel (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Something Out of Place (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dubliners 100(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Gaze Back(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Eimear McBride is a published Irish novelist.

The author was born in 1976 to Irish parents in Liverpool. Both of her parents worked as nurses. When she was three years old, her family moved back to Ireland. Growing up, she spent much of her childhood in Tubbercurry, Sligo and Mayo. She also had an early interest in writing when she was 7 or 8 years old.

When she was 17 years old, she decided to move back to London as a young adult. She studied acting while attending the Drama Centre in London. However, after studying there for a time and even graduating, the author realized that she did not want to pursue becoming an actress since she had no interest in it.

Her first novel to come out is titled A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. The 2013 novel was written in the course of six months but had a harder time getting published. After nine years, Norwich’s Galley Beggar Press decided that it wanted to publish the novel.

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing was the recipient of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize. It also won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, The Desmond Elliott Prize, the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award. It made the short list for the Inaugural Folio Prize 2014.

Her second novel to come out was The Lesser Bohemians. The novel was short listed for many prizes and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She also discussed the book as part of her promotion on the Woman’s Hour. It was also reviewed on the Saturday Review on BBC Radio 4.

The author has also given forewords to certain books. These include Folio Society’s Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Faber & Faber’s Sundog: The Lyrics of Scott Walker, and Faber and FSG’s The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien.

McBride also has had her short stories appear in a number of publications, including the Guardian, The Long Gaze Back, Dubliners 100, Prospect Magazine, Curfew Editions’ Winter Papers, and on BBC Radio 4.

The author enjoys Russian literature and in 2000 spent four months in Saint Petersburg. When she came back, she travelled in addition to working as an office temp. During this time, she completed her first book. She came back to Cork for a time in 2006 and started working on her second book. She is married and has a daughter along with her husband. After living in Norwich for some time, they moved to London together in 2017.

Eimear is also the inaugural holder of the Creative Fellowship at the University of Reading for the Beckett Research Centre, which was given to her in 2017. She resides in London where she writes for various publications and comes up with reviews for the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, and New Statesman.

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing is the first novel to come out from Eimear McBride. If you are looking for a new novel to pick up and enjoy, consider checking this one out! It’s written from the point of view of a stream of consciousness and tells the story of a young woman and her often complicated relationship with her family.

Turn the pages on a novel that you won’t soon forget from an author whose voice is just ready to be heard. This award winning book goes into detail on a young woman’s life and her relationship with her brother, as well as the effects on their lives of his having a brain tumor when he was a child.

It is an insight into the emotions and thoughts and even sexuality of an isolated young woman as she struggles to be herself and also deal with the people around her. The reader sees things from her point of view and gets a first hand look at the world she is living in and how she is living in it.

See what all of this vulnerable protagonist’s thoughts and insights lead up to by picking up a copy of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing today!

The Lesser Bohemians is the second novel from Irish author Eimear McBride. Published in 2016, this novel made the short list for many awards. If you liked the first book from Eimear McBride, be sure to check out her second work.

This story tells about a relationship going on between an 18 year old student of drama and an actor that is 38 years old.

When an 18 year old girl comes from Ireland to study drama, the last thing that she expected was to build a relationship. But when she meets an older actor there, a rocky relationship begins seemingly without even trying.

The two have chemistry, but with their age differences, where can things really go? She wants more than anything to have fame and to make it in the industry, but she also finds that she has a hard time fitting in.

She’s new to London, but eventually finds friends and carves out her own place in the city. When she meets an attractive man that is more established, the relationship they forge will ultimately change who she is forever.

A story of passion and innocence, check out Eimear McBride’s fascinating story for yourself! Get a copy of The Lesser Bohemians to find out how this story ends.

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