Wednesday 18 October 2017

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing wins three awards at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Fully Formed: Author Eimear McBride
Fully Formed: Author Eimear McBride
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The stage adaptation of Eimear McBride's novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing has won three awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The novel, which is narrated by the 'half-formed' girl of the title from the age of two years old, was adapted for the stage by The Corn Exchange director Annie Ryan.

The play has won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2015, The Scotsman Fringe First Award, and Aoife Duffin has landed the Stage Acting Award.

It will premiere in the US at the Jerome Robbins Theatre, New York in April and will then tour the UK.

McBride has landed several awards for her debut novel, which took ten years to get published, including the Baileys Women's prize for fiction, and the inaugural Goldsmiths prize, worth £10,000.

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