J.R. Thorp is a writer, lyricist and librettist. She won the London Short Story Award in 2011, was shortlisted for the BBC Opening Lines Prize and has had work published in the Cambridge Literary Review, Manchester Review, Antithesis, Wave Composition and elsewhere. She wrote the libretto for the highly acclaimed modern opera Dear Marie Stopes and has had works commissioned by the Arts Council, the Wellcome Trust and St Paul’s Cathedral. Learwife is her first novel and is published by Canongate in November 2021. She was been chosen as an Observer Best Debut Novelist of 2021. Born in Australia, she now lives in Cork. Follow her on twitter @ThoroughlyThorp or visit her website jrthorp.com
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