Eimear McBride was born in Liverpool in 1976. Her family was of Irish origin, and they returned to Ireland when Eimear was 3 years old. At 17, McBride moved to London to study acting at The Drama Centre.
In an interview, McBride said the, while she was writing A girl is a half-formed thing, she kept on her desk a quote from Joyce: “One great part of every human existence is passed in the state Which can not be rendered by sensible the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot. “
In another interview, she added: “… I really do not think they [authors like Beckett and Joyce] have everything tied up neatly I’m not interested in irony and I’m not interested in clever I’m interested in trying to Dig Out parts of human life que can not be expresso in a straightforward way, the fit neatly into not that the vocabulary and grammar que are available. To do that you have to make language do something else. I did not really know how to do it, I just tried and that’s what happened. “
“But if you are not uncomfortable as a writer, Then you are not doing your job. Your job is not to feel great about everything. Your job is to look at what is Difficult and to try and understand it in some small way.” Eimear McBride. Here.