Eimear McBride

  • 17
  • Feb
  • 17
  • Feb



Black and white headshot of author Eimear McBrideSophie Bassouls


Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to present an evening with Eimear McBride. One of our most arresting writers, Eimear has written two acclaimed and uncompromising novels, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize) and The Lesser Bohemians (James Tait Black Memorial Prize). At this intimate Manchester event, Eimear will read and discuss her remarkable third novel, Strange Hotel, with host Vona Groarke.

A nameless woman enters a nondescript hotel room. She’s been here once before, many years ago. The room hasn’t changed, but she has. From Auckland to Avignon, Oslo to Austin, over the coming years she will occupy a series of other hotel rooms. Each is as featureless and impersonal as the last. But these rooms have rules of their own: how loss is negotiated within them, and what boundaries to impose on the men she sometimes meets there.

Urgent and immersive, Strange Hotel is an indelible portrait of a woman’s mind as she wrestles with her desires and memories. Intricately constructed, it is a novel of enduring emotional force.

Doors open 7pm

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