Fierce Originality: Eimear McBride interviewed by Sylvia BrownriggSaturday, April 28 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
With her first published novel, “A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,” Eimear McBride was compared to a feminist James Joyce in how she broke language to capture fleeting consciousness itself, in this case in the mind of a young girl struggling to remain intact amidst trauma. The New York Times called it “a future classic.” NPR said, “Shattering…Be prepared to be blown away by this raw, visceral, brutally intense neomodernist first novel.” In her second, even more sophisticated novel, “The Lesser Bohemians,” she also aimed “to write truthfully about female experience,” this time about a consuming love affair with an older man. “Writing is painful,” she told the Guardian, “but it’s the closest you can get to joy.” McBride comes to us from Ireland to talk about writing, life, feminism and more with novelist Sylvia Brownrigg.
Berkeley City College - Auditorium
With the support of Culture Ireland