2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Winner.

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 Announcing the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Congratulations to Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

The Glorious HeresiesLisa McInerney
A searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society.        
When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization.


Shortlisted Titles

The Glorious HeresiesLisa McInerney
The Improbability of LoveHannah Rothschild 
The Portable VeblenElizabeth McKenzie 
 A Little LifeHanya Yanagihara
The Green RoadAnne Enright

RubyCynthia Bond





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