Eimear McBride will be discussing her award-winning novel, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, with CTTR’s Dr Nicola Allen, Tuesday 17 February 2015 at the University of Wolverhampton’s Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at £5 or £3 (University of Wolverhampton Student discount) from the Arena Theatre Box Office (students should contact the Box Office for a booking code: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Born in 1976, Eimear McBride grew up in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, and later in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. In 1994, at seventeen, she went to London and studied acting at Drama Centre. Much of her twenties were spent temping and travelling. At twenty-seven she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, the novel that went on to win the Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. She currently lives in Norwich with her husband and daughter, and is working on her second novel.
Dr Nicola Allen is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Wolverhampton, where she specializes in twentieth-century writing. Her publications include Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel (Continuum 2011) and Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon: From Conrad to Zadie Smith (Palgrave 2014).