Louise O'Neill

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Asking for It review – sexual assault drama misses the mark
This adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s novel has all the right intentions but offers cliches instead of real insight

Kate Wyver

05, Feb, 2020 @8:00 PM

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On my radar: Louise O’Neill’s cultural highlights
The Irish novelist on the power of Nan Goldin’s photography, a one-woman show about abortion and a culinary gem in Clonakilty

18, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Nominations for Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals 2017 announced
Children’s laureates Chris Riddell and Malorie Blackman vie with past winners and new faces for the UK’s most prestigious prizes in children’s writing and illustrating

Charlotte Jones

25, Oct, 2016 @1:21 PM

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Louise O'Neill: 'Readers tell me my book showed them that being raped wasn't their fault'
The author of Asking for It explains how she drew on many people’s experience of sexual violence for her novel, including her own

Louise O'Neill

21, Jun, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year
A moving story of conjoined twins written in verse sweeps to victory at the Children’s Books Ireland awards 2016, with Louise O’Neill receiving the Honour award

Paula Erizanu

23, May, 2016 @12:03 PM

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Webchat: teen fiction and taboos – live
Sex, drugs, swearing, alcohol… Should you write about these things for teenagers? And if so, how? Authors including Melvin Burgess, Louise O’Neill, Raziel Reid and Chris Vick discussed the limits of YA fiction with teenagers - catch up on the conversation here

Charlotte Jones

15, May, 2016 @5:09 PM

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Melvin Burgess: 'Junk is the book I wish I had when I was 15'
Twenty years ago ‘teen’ books were for 12 year-olds, so Melvin Burgess’s book about drug addiction caused waves of outrage – and the ripples of shock are still felt today

Melvin Burgess

15, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Louise O'Neill's Asking for It is being made for TV
A controversial, powerful and wildly lauded teen book about rape is being made for the small screen, and author Louise O’Neill is co-writing the script

Emily Drabble

11, Apr, 2016 @3:31 PM

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill- review
Muchbooks: ‘horrific but so incredibly important to read’


10, Apr, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Undercover plots: the YA novels with secrets at their heart
Secrets have the power to knock you off your feet, to utterly fascinate you or chill you to your very bones. Don’t you just want to know everyone’s secrets?

Lily Waddell

23, Mar, 2016 @11:12 AM

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Ireland in children’s books – quiz
How much do you know about these Irish authors and their books? Take our St Patrick’s Day quiz and find out if you have the luck of the leprechaun, or should start searching for a four leaf shamrock.

Lily Golding

17, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

Asking For It by Louise O’ Neill – review
XoXo, Bookworm_98: ‘This is the rawest book about rape that I have ever read’

XoXo, Bookworm_98

13, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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