Louise O'Neill is the award winning author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It. In perhaps her most candid interview to date she explains her early years in Clonakilty, the eating disorders that almost claimed her life and the difficult decision to change track after three years of university. Jarlath tries to get to the heart of the anger that inspired her to start writing her controversial novels and discipline needed to complete them. Louise explains how working for Elle magazine in New York City while attempting to overcome her illness made her reevaluate her entire outlook on the world. The music for today's episode is provided by The Evertides. Their debut EP is available to download now on iTunes.
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This episode is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Thomas (1928-2016).