Literary Programme 2018

Louise O’Neill: Almost Love

Louise O’Neill: Almost Love

Writer
Louise O’Neill

Where
Maritime Hotel

Date
Sun 15 July 2018

Time
16:30

Cost
€16

The ground-breaking, bestselling author Louise O’Neill is back with Almost Love, an unforgettable new novel about how dangerous, painful and addictive love can be.

When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn’t matter that he’s twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she’s sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah’s friends are worried. Her father can’t understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she’s on the verge of losing her job. But Sarah can’t help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn’t it?

‘Honest and poignant’ Elle magazine

‘Fantastic novel’ John Boyne

Louise O’Neill’s second novel Asking For It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015, enjoyed widespread critical acclaim and was one of the most talked-about books of the year. It spent over a year in the Irish top ten book chart. The world premiere of the stage adaptation of Asking For It, produced by Landmark Productions and the Everyman, takes place during Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2018 and then runs in the Abbey Theatre in November. Her debut novel Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the inaugural Bookseller YA Prize. Film rights have been optioned. Louise O’Neill is a columnist for the Irish Examiner, has presented a documentary for RTÉ about rape culture and regularly appears at festivals, talks and events around the world. Her third novel Almost Love was published by Riverrun in March 2018. The Surface Breaks, Louise’s fourth novel and her third for YA audiences, is published in May 2018. Louise lives in Clonakilty, West Cork.

Louise’s photo is by Anna Groniecka