The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Debut novel wins award

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Irish author Lisa McInerney has claimed the prestigiou­s Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel.

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, to the £30,000 prize.

McInerney accepted her “Bessie” bronze trophy and money at an awards ceremony hosted by novelist and prize co-founder Kate Mosse at the Royal Festival Hall in London yesterday.

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