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Louise O'Neill

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2: Louise O'Neill

Fail Harder

Season 3 of Fail Harder is brought to you in isolation. Emma Jane Purcell chats to people at the top of their game about failure – from their first memory of failure to how they cope with it now. Louise is the bestselling, award winning author of five novels including Asking For It. The New York Times called Asking For It, ‘Riveting and Essential’ and it won several awards including Book of the Year at the 2015 Irish Book Awards. Louise also hosted the RTE 2 documentary ‘Asking For It, Reality Bites’ and the book was adapted for stage and went on to a sold-out run at the Abbey Theatre. Her latest novel After the Silence recently won Crime Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards. But Louise is not here to talk about success – she’s here to talk about failure. Follow Emma Jane on;Instagram @emmajanepurcellTwitter @emmajanepurcell Music: Leah Moore Art: Shane Kelleher

1hr 2mins

18 Mar 2021

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#21 Louise O'Neill on Why She's a Warrior not a Princess

City of Books

“The number 63 has come up for me time and time again in very strange ways,” says writer Louise O’Neill. “I have put it in each of my books." One of her favourite reads is Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes, which Louise read in St John o’ Gods while suffering from anorexia: “It was such an important book for me in terms of understanding my behaviour, in particular the addictive element." Her latest novel, for which she won the crime fiction trophy at the 2020 Irish Book Awards, is After the Silence published by Quercus. More information here: https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/landing-page/after-the-silence/ Produced and presented by Martina Devlin Music by Daragh Dukes


11 Feb 2021

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Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice || CEO, Louise O'Neill


Aged care workforce industry council CEO Louise O’Neill discusses the new Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice.


11 Feb 2021

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Louise O'Neill : The Moments that Made Me

Weekend Podcast

Louise O’Neill is the best-selling author of Only Ever Yours and Asking for it, ground-breaking titles that changed the national conversation and challenged our attitudes to everything from consent to body image. In her weekly column for Weekend at the Irish Examiner she teases out issues around gender politics.Her latest book, After The Silence, is a new direction for her, a thriller and an absolute page turner but again, bigger issues are at play here too: domestic violence, psychological abuse are all key themes.She talks to Vickie Maye about key moments in her life. Louise is incredibly open, honest and speaks from the heart in this interview, especially about her eating disorder and the road to recovery.Want to get in touch? Email weekendpodcast@examiner.ie

1hr 12mins

13 Nov 2020

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With Jan Carson and Louise O'Neill

The Book Show

From The Haunting of Hill House to a terraced one in East Belfast, Jan Carson will look at terrorising of the domestic space and the legacy of Shirley Jackson. Stefanie Preissner navigates the blurred lines between fact and fiction. And the Bitchin' Book Club in Dublin will be put their questions to Louise O’Neill, about her novel Asking For It.


13 Nov 2020

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Violence, isolation and a changing Ireland with Louise O'Neill

Better Words

Ireland is a land known for its literary exports and our guest this week is certainly adding to the country’s reputation for impeccable fiction. Louise O'Neill is from West Cork and has been described as a feminist powerhouse. Her first two novels, Only Ever Yours and Asking For It, were written for young adults but tackled very tough topics including sexual assault and consent. Her books have won multiple awards and been bestsellers on the Irish fiction charts. Her latest novel and her second adult fiction, After the Silence, was published on September 3 and, at the time of recording just a week later, was number 2 on the Irish bestseller charts. Just a warning before listening: This episode deals with discussions of domestic violence, and may be triggering for some listenings. If you need support: In the UK, contact the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247In Australia, contact The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line 1800 737 732In Ireland, reach out to SafeIrelandInterview starts at 16 minutes. Mini-book club: The Switch by Beth O'LearyWe loved this delightful and uplifting story about a woman and her grandmother switching lives. In this interview, we chat about:What genre After the Silence falls into (and why it’s her favourite novel so far)Portraying emotional abuse, coercive control, and violent relationships in fiction and how Louise explored the shame associated with thatThe influence of the West Cork podcast on After the SilenceThe outsider perspective on an tiny Irish communityHow Louise nailed the Aussie slang in After the SilenceLouise’s Granny Murphy, who the book is dedicated to and who passed away in 2019The wildness of Ireland and how that translated to the novelThe political and social history of Ireland and how that has changed since Louise was a childLouise’s decision to include Irish in After the Silence and her favourite Irish words (with a Fleabag reference)Books & other things mentioned:Freaky FridayThe HolidayWest Cork (Audible podcast)Are You There God? It’s me, Ellen by Ellen Coyne (coming October 30, 2020)Follow Louise @oneilllou. After the Silence is available now in the UK and Australia. Follow us on Instagram @betterwordspod*Note: Michelle received a PR copy of After the Silence from Riverrun Books.

1hr 14mins

13 Oct 2020

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110: Return to Oz with Louise O'Neill


Best-selling author Louise O’Neill makes a triumphant return to Juvenalia to talk about the most unsettling children’s movie ever made: Return To Oz! It’s a weird one. Louise O’Neill’s new novel After The Silence is out now and it’s so good, everybody’s talking about it. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good bookshops and her many zines are at sarahmariagriff.com This episode was produced by Cassie Delaney. Thank you Cassie. Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork. We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes and free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast


2 Oct 2020

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Louise O'Neill - You're Booked

You're Booked

This week we are delighted to be joined by the internationally bestselling and multi award winning Louise O'Neill! Louise's novel Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the Bookseller YA Prize. Her latest is the already acclaimed thriller After the Silence. We talked to her about diversifying your reading, being an obsessive child reader, living in New York and how ideas can be magical.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown UpDaisy Buchanan - SisterhoodDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDale Shaw - Painfully British HaikusLouise O’Neill - After the SilenceCharlotte Bronte - Jane EyreFrancine Pascal - Sweet Valley HighEnid Blyton - St Clare'sEnid Blyton - Secret SevenEnid Blyton - Magic Faraway TreeJoyce Lankester Brisley - Marigold in Godmother's HouseRhonda Byrne - SecretMildred D. Taylor - Roll of Thunder Hear My CryChimamanda Ngozi Adichie - AmericanahKiley Reid - Such a Fun AgeWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartLouise O’Neill - Almost LoveBelinda McKeon - TenderBelinda McKeon - SolaceEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessLauren Weisberger - Devil Wears PradaMuriel Spark - Girls of Slender MeansAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseAnn Patchett - Bel CantoAnn Patchett - CommonwealthElizabeth Gilbert - Big MagicAnn Patchett - State of WonderDolly Alderton - GhostsLucy Foley - See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Sep 2020

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Ep 433 After The Silence: Louise O'Neill

The Women's Podcast

Cork author Louise O'Neill joined Roisin Ingle on the podcast to talk about her latest novel After The Silence. The book marks a departure for O'Neill in that it's a thriller but what hasn't changed is the uncompromising, gently probing voice of the writer of novels such as Asking For It which on publication became a national talking point. In After The Silence, set on a small Island off the coast of Cork, she explores themes such as emotional abuse and the kind of notoriety that follows a small community devastated by a traumatic event - in this case the unexplained murder of a beautiful young Islander. O'Neill talks about writing, about life in Lockdown and about the new and very different experience of writing a thriller.


21 Sep 2020

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Louise O'Neill: Love in the Time of Her Final Hours

The Business Post's Love In The Time Of

Irish author Louise O'Neill reads her original essay, in remembrance of her beloved late grandmother, and talks to interviewer Nadine O'Regan about her life in West Cork, her new novel After the Silence, and the meaning that love has for her.


8 Sep 2020