In 2006, Lisa McInerney started a blog about working-class life in a Galway council estate, ‘Arse End of Ireland’, through which she cultivated a reputation for documenting contemporary Irish life with her own particular brand of gleeful cynicism. In the same year, The Irish Times called her '. . . the most talented writer at work today in Ireland', and journalist and author Belinda McKeon said that 'she takes the Celtic Tiger by the scruff, and gives it a sound kicking in prose that sears'. In 2013, Lisa’s short story ‘Saturday, Boring’ was published in Faber’s Town and Country anthology, edited by Kevin Barry. A challenge set by her agent led to her writing The Glorious Heresies over the summer of 2013.