Why Eimear McBride’s Prize-Winning ‘Girl’ Is Not On Sale In The US

Baileys Prize 2014, www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/
Baileys Prize 2014, http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/

A major talent’s powerful début (a good story) has come to the world’s attention after a decade of rejection that some say is a shameful indictment of the publishing establishment’s commercialized interests (making it an even better story).

And yet, even in its new fame, US readers won’t find it in their national market until September. I’m not so sure that’s a good story. I’m conflicted on this.

But I’ve got the reason for you, from the horse’s mouth: independent publisher Coffee House Press has signed the book.

At issue here is author Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing.

By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

Writing on the Ether: Why Eimear McBride’s ‘Girl’ Is Not On Sale In the US

Originally published by Thought Catalog at www.ThoughtCatalog.com


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