The Murder One Festival @ DBF: Louise O’Neill
29 November, 2020 , 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm GMT
In Conversation with Dil Wickremasinghe
Join author Louise O’Neill in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe in the beautiful setting of the National Library of Ireland. Dil will be talking to Louise about her thrilling new novel, After the Silence (Hachette Ireland), a heart-pounding whodunnit set in an isolated coastal community. Louise will discuss what motivated her to write her new book. She will also talk to Dil about her other novels (Only Ever Yours, The Surface Breaks, Almost Love and the bestselling Asking For It) and her interest in crime fiction.
Louise O’Neill is the feminist powerhouse and outspoken voice for change whose novels Only Ever Yours and Asking for It helped to start important conversations about body image and consent. Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and stayed in the Irish Top Ten fiction chart for over a year. Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the Bookseller YA Prize. Film/TV rights have been optioned on both books. Louise lives and works in West Cork, Ireland. She contributes regularly to Irish TV and radio, and has a weekly column in the Irish Examiner. The play of Asking for It has been on the stage in Dublin and Birmingham.
Dil Wickremasinghe is an acitivist and social entrepreneur. She co-founded the mental health support service Insight Matters with her wife Anne Marie Toole in 2013, and in 2014 she was honoured with the Frederick Douglas Award as part of the Lord Mayor’s Awards for her outstanding contribution to civic life.