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My life in books: JR Thorp

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JR Thorp. Photo: Cathal Noonan

JR Thorp. Photo: Cathal Noonan

JR Thorp. Photo: Cathal Noonan

JR Thorp’s debut novel Learwife, a reimagining of the life of King Lear’s queen, was published on November 4 by Canongate.

Thorp was one of the Observer’s 10 best debut novelists of 2021, and won a Markievicz Award from the Arts Council of Ireland this year to write her second book.


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