The cover of Louise O’Neill’s debut novel Only Ever Yours was redesigned, right, for the adult market.  “While we publishers and retailers patiently put books in categories,” says her editor Niamh Mulvey, “they frequently burst out of these and disobey our tidy meta-data to find all kinds of unlikely audiences”

Since we published Only Ever Yours in July 2014, I have frequently been asked variations of the same question as to the intended audience of Louise O’(...)

Louise O’Neill: ‘I’ve noticed that there are teenage girls with 3,000 photos of themselves on Facebook. We’re constantly consuming ourselves: is this image me?’ Photograph: Denis Minihane

In 2010, Louise O’Neill got her dream job. Having graduated from Trinity with a degree in English and completed a postgraduate course in fashion bu(...)

Paul Lynch whose new book Red Sky in Morning has just been published. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many young Irish writers confront the notion of the ridiculous. And why not? We are, after all, up to our necks in the stuff on a daily basis. (...)