Eimear McBride's second novel to Faber

Eimear McBride's second novel to Faber

Faber has acquired Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Eimear McBride’s second novel.

The Lesser Bohemians follows an 18-year-old girl, recently arrived in London from Ireland to study drama, as she meets an older actor and a relationship ensues.

The book is a “story about love and innocence, joy and discovery - the grip of the past and the struggle to be new again”.

Faber’s Hannah Griffiths bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and Australia New Zealand, with exclusive European rights, from Tracy Bohan at the Wylie Agency.

Griffiths said: "Eimear started a whole new conversation around literature with her phenomenal first novel. It's clear that The Lesser Bohemians will be every bit as daring and imaginative."

McBride won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize for her debut A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, originally published by independent Galley Beggar Press, before Faber partnered with the publisher to release mass market paperback and e-book editions.

The Lesser Bohemians will be published in the UK in autumn 2016 and by Hogarth in the US, McClelland & Stewart in Canada and Text in Australia.