Eimear McBride was born in Liverpool but moved to Ireland with her family when she was three.
She grew up in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and Castlebar, Co. Mayo, before moving to London aged 17 to study at The Drama Centre.
Her novels are A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Norwich, Galley Beggar Press, 2013/London Faber & Faber, 2014/New York, Hogarth, 2015); and The Lesser Bohemians (Faber & Faber/Hogarth, 2016).
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing was awarded the Goldsmiths Prize, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Geoffrey Faber Prize, among many awards and Books of the Year lists.
She lives in Norwich, UK.