LITERATURE LIVE: Jeanette Winterson "In Conversation" with Louise O’Neill - SOLD OUT
|Starts:||18:30 22 Feb 2016|
|Ends:||20:00 22 Feb 2016|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£10 / £8|
|Who is it for:||University staff, General public|
- PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT **
The latest event in the Literature Live series features Jeanette Winterson who is joined by award winning author Louise O’Neill described by The Guardian as ‘the best Young Adult fiction writer alive today’.
Louise O’ Neill grew up in Clonakilty, a small town in West Cork, Ireland. After receiving an honours BA in English Studies from Trinity College Dublin, she went on to complete a post-graduate diploma in Fashion Buying from the Dublin Institute of Technology. She moved to New York City in 2010 and spent a year there interning as an assistant stylist for the senior style director of Elle Magazine, Kate Lanphear.
Upon returning to Ireland in 2011, she began writing her first novel Only Ever Yours, which was published in 2014 by Quercus.
Louise went on to win the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards; the Children’s Books Ireland Eilís Dillon Award for a First Children’s Book; and The Bookseller‘s inaugural YA Book Prize 2015. The runaway success of her debut, originally published as a novel for Young Adults, meant Quercus issued an adult edition in 2015.
Louise’s second novel, Asking For It, was published in September 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. She has since won the Specsaver’s Senior Children’s Book of the Year at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, the Literature Prize at Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards, and Best Author at Stellar magazine’s Shine Awards.
Louise is a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion and pop culture. She contributed to I Call Myself a Feminist – a collection of essays from women under 30 explaining why they see themselves as feminists, which was recently published by Virago. She is currently working on her third novel.
This event is suitable for ages 14+ years.
To book please visit http://tinyurl.com/jhc2e5w or phone the Martin Harris Centre Box Office.
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