Louise O’Neill is an author from Co. Cork. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2014 for her first novel Only Ever Yours (2014). She previously worked as a fashion journalist in New York. Her most recent novel, Asking For It, was the Irish Times Book of the Month in September 2015 and won the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2015 Award. She is currently a weekly columnist for the Irish Examiner.