McBride on rejection and failure

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, Goldsmiths Prize, Desmond Elliot Prize, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. It was also routinely rejected by publishers for nine years.

As McBride suggests, is ‘being a failed writer a choice’ you ‘have to make’?

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