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Eimear McBride wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction over Donna Tartt
Eimear McBride wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction over Donna Tartt

Newcomer Eimar McBride won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on Wednesday, over the heavily favored veteran Donna Tartt. The prize came with a bronze statue, the Bessie, and $50,000. McBride's debut novel "A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing" was selected from among a shortlist of six, the Guardian reported. In Britain, where literary prizes capture the attention of bettors and bookies, Tartt's novel "The Goldfinch" was the odds-on favorite. McBride, born in 1976, wrote her novel about a young woman dealing with a history of abuse and the repercussions of her beloved brother's brain tumor in six months — and then spent nine years trying to...

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