Election 2016

Lisa McInerney wins £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize

irishtimes.comLisa McInerney won her second major award in a fortnight tonight when her novel, The Glorious Heresies, was named winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016, worth £10,000 for the best debut novel of the year, at a ceremony in London.

Earlier this month, the Galway author won the £30,000 Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction. Reflecting on that win, the author said: “It feels shocking, validating and very humbling and I’m not sure yet what it means, except that it’s a boost, for me and I think – I hope! – for working-class stories, for stories that aren’t always centre-stage in literary fiction.”

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