Lisa McInerney, photo: Bríd O'Donovan

Image: Bríd O'Donovan


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. It 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 Premio Edoardo Kihlgren for European literature; Spanish, Dutch, German, Czech, Serbian, Polish and Danish. It is forthcoming in Macedonian.

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 has been translated into Spanish, French, Czech, German and Danish and is forthcoming in Italian.

Lisa's third novel, and the final book in the Cork City set, The Rules of Revelation, will be published by John Murray in May, 2021.

Lisa is a contributing editor at The Stinging Fly.

Lisa is represented by​ Ivan Mulcahy of MMB Creative