Lisa McInerney is the author of three novels: The Glorious Heresies, The Blood Miracles and The Rules of Revelation.
She has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Desmond Elliott Prize, the RSL Encore Award and the Premio Edoardo Kihlgren for European literature, and has been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Premio Strega Europeo, the Sunday Times Short Story Award, and twice for the Dylan Thomas Award. Her work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta, The Guardian, Le Monde, Vogue CS, The Irish Times, BBC Radio 4 and numerous anthologies. She is published in 11 languages. In 2022, she was appointed editor of The Stinging Fly literary magazine.
You have a responsibility to the people in your head. If you don’t sit down and write their story, no one will, and it’ll stay in your head. Bullheadedness is what you need. Sit and write and get it told; you can worry about fixing it afterwards.