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Louise O'Neill

(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.
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult winner (2015) : Only Ever Yours
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult nominee (2016) : Asking For It
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2017) : Asking For It

Louise O'Neill recommends
The Blood Miracles (2017)
Lisa McInerney
"Fast paced, compelling, and thrilling, Lisa McInerney writes the type of fiction that is both beautifully crafted and immensely enjoyable."
I'll Eat When I'm Dead (2017)
Barbara Bourland
"I can't put I'll Eat When I'm Dead down, I LOVE it. Biting, funny, and brilliantly subversive; Bourland's debut is like The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho."
The Party (2017)
Elizabeth Day
"Think Brideshead Revisited meets The Talented Mr Ripley with a dash of The Riot Club. I couldn't put it down."
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night (2017)
Jen Campbell
"I was hooked from the first sentence of the first story. They're so twisted and dark and a genuine pleasure to read ... so strange and magical."
The Fandom (2018)
Anna Day
"An ingenious idea, brilliantly realised. I cannot recommend THE FANDOM highly enough."

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