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Eimear McBride Adds Desmond Elliott Award To Prize Haul

Posted at 8:55PM Thursday 03 Jul 2014

The prize-winning author Chris Cleave has called on the writers of today to "raise up the next generation of novelists" or "be damned as the ones who let literature be murdered on our watch". Cleave was speaking as he announced Eimear McBride's debut A Girl is a Half-formed Thing as winner of the Desmond Elliott prize for the year's best first novel.


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