Eimear McBride' s debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing won the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and Irish Novel of the Year. The Lesser Bohemians won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. In 2017 Eimear was awarded the inaugural Creative Fellowship at the Beckett Research Centre, University of Reading. The resulting performance work, Mouthpieces, was recorded and broadcast by RTE Radio. Strange Hotel is her latest novel.