Louise O’Neill is the feminist powerhouse and outspoken voice for change whose novels Only Ever Yours and Asking for It helped to start important conversations about body image and consent. Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and stayed in the Irish Top Ten fiction chart for over a year. Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the Bookseller YA Prize. Film/TV rights have been optioned on both books. Louise lives and works in West Cork. She contributes regularly to Irish TV and radio, and has a weekly column in the Irish Examiner. The play of Asking for It has been on the stage in Cork, Dublin and Birmingham. Her new novel After The Silence was published in September 2020 and is shortlisted for this year’s Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year.
Tadhg Coakley, Louise O'Neill & Catherine Ryan Howard