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Debut Voices:
Lisa McInerney

FREE

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Debut Voices: Lisa McInerney

Tuesday, May 9 | 7:30 PM

“In the style of Colm Tóibín, there is great intensity to McInerney’s prose … This gritty, urban character study will be perfect for readers favoring strong blends of literary and crime fiction, overlaid with striking dark comedy.”Booklist

“This is a big, brassy, sexy beast of a book.”Joseph O’Connor

Join our Book Club!

Hailed as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today” (The Irish Times), Lisa McInerney will join us to read from her hugely successful debut novel The Glorious Heresies.  A conversation with the author, moderated by the writer Jung Yun, will follow.

Moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies tells the story of how an accidental murder affects the lives of five misfits on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. Set in the Cork criminal underworld, McInerney shines a light on the darkest corners of contemporary Ireland, and has celebrated writers praising it at every turn.

Lisa McInerney’s work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta and BBC Radio 4 and in the anthologies The Long Gaze Back and Town and Country. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, was published in Ireland and the United Kingdom by John Murray in April 2017.

Winner of
2016 Bailey Prize for Women’s Fiction

Winner of
2016 Desmond Elliott Prize

Shortlisted for
The Best Newcomer
at The Irish Book Awards

Longlisted for
The 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize

The Irish Times Book of the Month


Previous Debut Voices authors include Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing; Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins; Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither; Johanna Lane, author of Black Lake; and Darragh McKeon, author of All That Is Solid Melts Into Air.

 


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