Thursday, June 09, 2016

Irish author Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Debut Irish author Lisa McInerney has won the prestigious Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction with her first novel The Glorious Heresies.
At an awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, London – hosted by novelist and Prize Co-Founder, Kate Mosse – the 2016 Chair of Judges, Margaret Mountford, presented the author with the £30,000 prize and the "Bessie", a limited edition bronze figurine.
Margaret Mountford presents a trophy to Lisa McInerney 
Margaret Mountford, chairman of the judging panel, presents a trophy to Lisa McInerney Credit: PA Wire
The Glorious Heresies beat nominees including fellow Irish writer and Man Booker winner Anne Enright's The Green Road and Cynthia Bond's debut Ruby, which was championed by Oprah Winfrey.   MORE

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