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Alice McIlroy

Alice McIlroy was born in London. She is a fiction writer and a graduate of Faber Academy’s novel-writing programme. She has a degree in English and a Graduate Diploma in Law, and has taught English in both London and Milan. Her debut novel, The Glass Woman, was longlisted for the Stylist Prize for Feminist Fiction 2021 and is due to be published in 2024. It is about our relationship with Artificial Intelligence and an exploration of memory, identity, love and loss. She is working on her second novel, The Hiding Place, a climate fiction thriller, which has already been longlisted for the Grindstone International Novel Prize 2021.

Ali lives in North London with her partner and their cat Storm.


Praise for The Glass Woman

"A twisty psychological thriller that plays on our current fears about AI as well as ideas about memory, trauma and the self." Guardian

"Taking central themes of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Severance (the show), and Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island to new dramatic heights." Booklist

"raises fascinating questions about consciousness and its relation to objective and subjective reality" Irish Times

"I am also really looking forward to Alice McIlroy’s creepy psychological thriller The Glass Woman, in which a scientist is implanted with tech that has resulted in the loss of her memories." New Scientist 

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