Louise O’Neill

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Venue: Estonian Writers’ Union (see on map)
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Original language: English
Translated to: Estonian
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Louise O’Neill

Louise O'Neill, Novelist Picture: Miki Barlok

Louise O’Neill (1985) is an Irish writer. Her work is usually categorised as young adult, and The Guardian has named her as one of the best living young adult authors. O’Neill could also be considered a feminist writer because she candidly explores injustice against women and stereotypes about women. O’Neill’s debut novel Only Ever Yours (2014) is about today’s standards of beauty, which are often accompanied by subjecting women to patriarchal ideas. O’Neill’s second novel Asking for It focuses on an even more painful subject. It tells the story of a teenage girl living in a small Irish town, who becomes a victim of a gang rape. The novel has its roots in several prominent real-life rape cases and talks about the aftermath of such an act – the public humiliation and condemnation that can befall the victim. Louise O’Neill will talk to translator Kaisa Kaer.

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