McInerney says women's prizes are 'liberating'

McInerney says women's prizes are 'liberating'

Lisa McInerney, winner of the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, has said feedback characterising her work  as “male” illustrates why literature prizes for women like the Baileys are “conversely but conclusively liberating”.

McInerney told the The Bookseller she found the "gendering" of her work by some readers “ridiculous", and asked "why shouldn't you write edgy or difficult things just because you're female?”  

Her blackly funny award-winning novel, The Glorious Heresies (John Murray), is set in Cork’s seedy underworld and has been described as a “brave choice of a winner” by book...

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