Oct 10, 2021
Snowflake is The Book on One on RTÉ Radio 1 this week
The Book on One on RTÉ Radio 1 is a celebration of writing from all over the world featuring the reading of a selected book by the author on weeknights at 11.20pm.
This week Louise reads from her debut novel Snowflake which tells the story of eighteen year old Debbie White who lives on a dairy farm with her mother and who is about to step into life as a student at Trinity College Dublin and navigate a world that constantly challenges her sense of self.
Published by Manilla Press, (Bonnier Books UK) in May the book became a number bestseller in Ireland while enjoying widespread critical acclaim.
Published by Harper Collins in the US in September People Magazine selected Snowflake as a People’s Pick in their October 4th issue. Snowflake was also an Amazon US spotlight Pick For The Month Of September As Featured Debut, selected among Bustle’s Most Anticipated Books of the Month and picked as one of Shondaland 5 Best Books for September. Snowflake was also chosen by The Nervous Book Club (TNB) as their September book.
‘Wonderful and mad' Roddy Doyle
'Sparks with tender charm and humour . . . Fresh, bleakly funny' Sunday Times
'Tender, laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving' Louise O'Neill
'GAS and beautiful and truthful and touching' Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups
'A novel for anyone who's ever felt lost in the world' John Boyne, author of The Heart's Invisible Furies
'Sharp, clever and affecting' The Independent
'Beautifully written . . . emotionally intelligent and thought-provoking' Daily Mail
'Astonishing' Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars