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Louise O'Neill


Ireland (b.1985)

Louise O' Neill is from Clonakilty, in west Cork. After graduating with a BA in English Studies at Trinity College Dublin, she went on to complete a post-grad in Fashion Buying at DIT. Having spent a year in New York working for Kate Lanphear, the senior Style Director of ELLE magazine, she returned home to Ireland to write her first novel.
She went from hanging out on set with A-list celebrities to spending most of her days in pyjamas while she writes, and has never been happier.
 

Genres: General Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance
 
Novels
   Only Ever Yours (2014)
   Asking For It (2015)
   Almost Love (2018)
   The Surface Breaks (2018)
   After the Silence (2020)
   Idol (2022)
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Louise O'Neill recommends
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The Nightingale's Castle (2024)
Sonia Velton
"The Nightingale's Castle is a gripping read - beautifully written, skilfully plotted, and a fascinating exploration of women's struggle to have their truth heard."
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The Wrong Sister (2024)
Claire Douglas
"An excellent thriller. Claire Douglas keeps getting better and better."
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In Her Place (2024)
Edel Coffey
"A thought-provoking thriller with a brilliant premise - this one is going to be a Book Club favourite in 2024!"

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Awards
2015 YA Book Prize : Only Ever Yours

Award nominations
2019 YA Book Prize (nominee) : The Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of The Little Mermaid
2017 Michael L. Printz Award (nominee) : Asking For It
2016 YA Book Prize (nominee) : Asking For It


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