Louise O’Neill | Limerick Literary Festival 2019

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Updated: January 8th, 2019

Limerick Literary Festival

in honour of Kate O’Brien presents

Louise O’Neill


Hunt Museum | Sat Feb 23 | 10am | €14/€12


Louise O’Neill grew up in Clonakilty, a small town in West Cork, Ireland. Her first novel, Only Ever Yours, was released in 2014. Only Ever Yours went on to win the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards; the Children’s Books Ireland Eilis Dillon Award for a First Children’s Book; and The Bookseller’s inaugural YA Book Prize 2015.

Louise’s second novel, Asking For it, was published in September 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. She went on to win the Specsaver’s Senior Children’s Book of the Year at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, the Literature Prize at Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards, and the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz award. Asking For It was voted Book of the Year at the Irish Books Awards 2015 and spent 52 weeks in the Irish top 10 bestseller list. The New York Times called it “riveting and essential” and The Guardian named O’ Neill “the best YA fiction writer alive today.” Both novels have been optioned for screen.

O’ Neill’s first novel for adults, Almost Love, was published in March 2018. The Surface Breaks, her feminist re-imagining of The Little Mermaid, followed in May 2018 and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards and the National Book Awards in the UK.

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