Louise O'Neill

Louise O'Neill is the award-winning author of Only Ever Yours, Asking for It, Almost Love and The Surface Breaks, with a reputation for hard-hitting books tackling feminist themes.
'Smell is so evocative of memory, isn’t it?'

LOUISE O'NEILL: 'Smell is so evocative of memory, isn’t it?'

I am in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig again this week, doing a final round of edits on the first draft of my new novel before I have to submit it to ...

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Far from perfect but Love Island can start an important discussion

LOUISE O'NEILL: Far from perfect but Love Island can start an important discussion

I tried my best last year. I really did. To watch Love Island, that is. Four episodes in, I felt entirely revulsed by what I saw as its vapidity and celebration ...

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There have to be consequences for bad behaviour. But I also want to believe in the power of redemption

LOUISE O'NEILL: There have to be consequences for bad behaviour. But I also want to believe in the power of redemption

This week I read a superb book called No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, by Rachel Louise Snyder. The book is divided ...

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The best advice I got for dealing with adult acne

LOUISE O'NEILL: The best advice I got for dealing with adult acne

I moved to New York when I was 25 and within two weeks of touching down at JFK airport, I had the first signs of adult acne.

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