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Eimear McBride - Strange Hotel

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An unmissable opportunity to see the award-winning novelist, Eimear McBride, talking about her latest novel, 'Strange Hotel'.

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We are delighted to be joined by the award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Eimear McBride, to hear about her latest novel, Strange Hotel.

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At the mid-point of her life a woman enters an Avignon hotel room. She's been here once before - but while the room hasn't changed, she is a different person now.

Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy other hotel rooms, from Prague to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each as anonymous as the last, but bound by rules of her choosing. There, amid the detritus of her travels, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and room-service wine, she will negotiate with memory, with the men she sometimes meets, and with what it might mean to return home.

Eimear McBride’s debut novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and the Goldsmiths Prize. The Lesser Bohemians won the 2017 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. In 2017 McBride was awarded the inaugural Creative Fellowship at the Beckett Research Centre, University of Reading.

This event is free, but please register if you plan on attending. Seating is unallocated. For more information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01865 333 623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

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