Lisa McInerney is from Galway and is the author of award-winning blog 'Arse End of Ireland'. Her first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. Her mother is still unimpressed.
A rich, touching, hilarious novel - Financial TimesA spectacular debut . . . a head-spinning, stomach-churning state-of-the-nation novel about a nation falling apart - Daily TelegraphA big, brassy, sexy beast of a book - Irish TimesA superb debut from a confident and comic writer - Mail on SundayAll the trappings of a possible future classic . . . a fascinating and accomplished commentary on modern Irish life - Big Issue