And the winner is… Lisa McInerney for her extraordinary, foul-mouthed and heart-pounding debut, “The Glorious Heresies”. This book bowled me over, and I am thrilled that it won. Here is a link to my review.
From the Baileys Prize website:
“On Wednesday 8th June 2016 at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London, Irish author Lisa McInerney was announced the winner of the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies.
Margaret Mountford, Chair of Judges, commented: “After a passionate discussion around a very strong shortlist, we chose Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies, a superbly original, compassionate novel that delivers insights into the very darkest of lives through humour and skilful storytelling. A fresh new voice and a wonderful winner.”