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Lisa McInerney's work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, The Guardian, Le Monde, Granta, BBC Radio 4 and various anthologies. Her story 'Navigation' was longlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
Her debut novel The Glorious Heresies (John Murray) was published in 2015 and explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland's twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family. The Glorious Heresies won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. It was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and longlisted for the 2016 Dylan Thomas Award. It has been translated into French, in which it won the 2018 Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors' Literary Award; Italian, in which it was shortlisted for the Premio Strega Europeo and won the Primo Edoardo Kihlgren for European literature; Spanish, Dutch, German, Czech, Serbian, Polish and Danish.
Lisa’s second novel, The Blood Miracles (John Murray) was published in 2017. It was joint winner of the 2018 RSL Encore Award and was longlisted for the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize. It will be translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Czech, German and Danish.
Lisa is currently a contributing editor at The Stinging Fly.