Lisa McInerney on Cork: ‘If cities have characters then this one’s a brilliant brat’

Lisa McInerney on Cork: ‘If cities have characters then this one’s a brilliant brat’
 

I don’t have a fixed origin story. I was born to an unmarried 19-year-old and quickly adopted by her parents because Ireland would otherwise have classed me as illegitimate. I’m either the cherished baby of the family or a symptom of my country’s troubled relationship with religion. Depending on the way I feel like tackling the question of siblings, I can have a half-sister or I can be the youngest of nine. I spent my childhood in Gort, County Galway, but it was Cork city that made a writer out of me. If I’m asked now where I’m from, I say: “Well, that depends. A bit of both.”
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11 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 43
Source: Guardian
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