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Eimear McBride Wins Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction With First Novel

Posted at 8:44PM Wednesday 04 Jun 2014

The Irish writer Eimear McBride has won the Baileys book prize for her first novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, beating bookie's favourite Donna Tartt's gigantic third novel, The Goldfinch.

Although Tartt was tipped from the start for her 771-pager, it was McBride's dark family tale, written in the hurtling, comma-free voice of an unnamed narrator, that won over the judges of the women's prize for fiction.

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