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LITERATURE LIVE: Jeanette Winterson "In Conversation" with Louise O’Neill

01 Feb 2016

Monday 22 February, 6.30pm, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Louise O'Neill and Jeanette Winterson

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. She published her first novel Only Ever Yours 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. She is currently working on her third novel.

This event is suitable for ages 14+ years. 

To book:

Tickets are priced at £10 / £8 and are available from:

  • Martin Harris Centre Box Office 0161 275 8951 (2-4pm weekdays) or
  • Online at Quaytickets.
  • Ticket sales on the door will be cash only.

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