Eimear McBride

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Eimear McBride: ‘I despise wafty, goalless female protagonists’
The novelist on growing out of DH Lawrence, the joy of James Joyce and the sound of WB Yeats

Eimear McBride

02, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on James Joyce’s Ulysses: a 100-year-old masterpiece | Editorial
Editorial: Bloomsday, the annual celebration of this great Dublin novel, is a good moment to reflect on its enduring significance


10, Jun, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Top 10 books about performance – the lives of actors and musicians | Imogen Crimp
The challenge of capturing the triumphs and crushing failures of the stage and concert hall in words has been taken on by writers from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf and Eimear McBride

Imogen Crimp

27, Apr, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Something Out of Place by Eimear McBride review – a howl of despair hard to put into words
The novelist adds her voice to the growing trend for feminist essays with a variable collection of thoughts on the endless shaming of women through their bodies

Johanna Thomas-Corr

15, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Eimear McBride: ‘Women grapple with shame because we’re held to a higher standard’
The novelist on her first book of nonfiction – about women and disgust – and the complexities of prize culture

Rachel Cooke

01, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Tiger King and a bloody mary: Hilary Mantel, Simon Armitage and other writers on lockdown life
Simon Armitage pogos to neo-punk, Anne Enright craves for Cary Grant, The Seventh Seal cheers up Julian Barnes, Diana Evans works out to hip-hop and Jeanette Winterson talks to herself … writers reveal how they’re surviving the corona crisis

Compiled by Lisa Allardice

03, Apr, 2020 @1:58 PM

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Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride review – an immersive inner journey
In a series of anonymous hotel rooms, a woman reflects on romantic loss and the instability of identity, in the latest novel from the Girl Is a Half-formed Thing author

Alex Clark

05, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride review – evasive and claustrophobic
Eimear McBride’s tale of a woman drifting from one hotel to another leaves our reviewer scratching her head

Holly Williams

28, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Eimear McBride: ‘Women are really angry. I feel a deep, burning sense of injustice at the way women are treated’
Her modernist debut explored the trauma of a young woman, while her latest novel examines the loneliness of middle age. The novelist talks about powering fiction with fury

Lisa Allardice

24, Jan, 2020 @11:58 AM

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From The Big Short to Normal People: the books that defined the decade
It began with the fallout from the global financial meltdown and ended with two women sharing the Booker. Which titles shaped the last 10 years?

Alex Clark

26, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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On my radar: Eimear McBride’s cultural highlights
The author of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing on Booker-winner Anna Burns, musician Alasdair Roberts, and her favourite bakery

Kathryn Bromwich

20, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Ali Smith, Kazuo Ishiguro and Hilary Mantel top poll of best UK and Irish authors
Critics, academics and authors vote to find ‘the new Elizabethans’, to correct the tendency to champion older authors as the literary establishment

Alison Flood

05, Apr, 2018 @12:29 PM

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