Sydney Writers' Festival at UNSW: Eimear McBride in conversation with Ronan McDonald

When:22 May 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio, UNSW, High Street, University of New South Wales, Kensington
Who:Eimear McBride and Professor Ronan McDonald

Eimear McBride’s debut novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, touches on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma. McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. Winner of the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize that rewards fiction that 'breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel form', and most recently nominated for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, an award that 'celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women throughout the world'.

Eimear McBride will be in conversation with the Director of the UNSW Global Irish Studies Centre Professor Rónán McDonald, whose research interests span modern Irish literature and culture and the contribution of Irish migrants to Australia.

Supported by The University of New South Wales

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