Louise O’Neill

Louise O’Neill is from Clonakilty, in West Cork and has a BA in English Studies from Trinity and a post-graduate diploma in Fashion Buying from 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 ‘Only Ever Yours’ which won the inaugural Young Adult Book Prize and the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2014.

Louise went on to win the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year award for her second book, Asking for It, in 2015 which became one of the best-selling books in Ireland in 2016. Film rights to both novels have been sold. Her third novel, Almost Love, is out now. The Surface Breaks, O’ Neill’s reimagining of the Little Mermaid, will be published in May.


Past and Current Confer Events


Women on the Couch
Saturday 30 June 2018 – Dublin