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Getting Storyshaped With Louise O'Neill

Season 1, Ep. 14

DISCLAIMER/CONTENT WARNING: This episode of Storyshaped includes some discussion of adult themes and topics, including eating disorders, and may be best avoided by very young listeners and/or those for whom these topics may be triggering or upsetting. If this is you - catch you next week!


This week's Storyshaped delves into the bookish life of acclaimed and bestselling author Louise O'Neill, who has written for young adults and older adults over the course of her decade-long career as a novelist and journalist. Join us as we discuss the books that shaped Louise into the thinker, cultural critic, and creator that she is today, and the books that made her realise: I can be a writer, too.


Find Louise online:


Via her agents, Mushens Entertainment


Books mentioned in this week's episode include Louise's own:


Only Ever Yours

Asking For It

The Surface Breaks

Almost Love

After The Silence

Idol


And the books which Storyshaped her include:


The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


The books of Enid Blyton


The books of Roald Dahl


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


Only a Paper Moon and Catch the Magpie by Tina (Cristina) Pisco


The Babysitters' Club by Ann M. Martin


Amongst Women by John McGahern


Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes


My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell


The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling


His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman


Sweet Valley High created by Francine Pascal


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Divergent by Veronica Roth


Pants on Fire by Maggie Alderson


Sushi For Beginners by Marian Keyes


The novels of Louise Bagshawe


The Stormkeeper's Island trilogy by Catherine Doyle


The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron


The Double Love podcast - not Double Trouble, as we say, erroneously, in the episode - is available here


Our podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ie


In the UK, check out our storefront on: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Storyshaped. Disclaimer: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.

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