Literature Live: Louise O’Neill
- Mon 22 Feb 2016
- 6:30 pm
The latest event in the Literature Liveseries features Jeanette Winterson, who is joined by award winning author Louise O’Neill described by The Guardian as ‘the best Young Adult fiction writer alive today’. Her first novel Only Ever Yours, was published in 2014 by Quercus. Louise went on to win the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards; the Children’s Books Ireland Eilís Dillon Award for a First Children’s Book; and The Bookseller‘s inaugural YA Book Prize 2015. The runaway success of her debut, originally published as a novel for Young Adults, meant Quercus issued an adult edition in 2015. Louise’s second novel, Asking For It, was published in September 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. She has since won 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 Best Author at Stellar magazine’s Shine Awards. Cash only for sales on the door. Buy tickets.