Louise Nealon in conversation with Jan Carson

11 Aug

Louise Nealon in conversation with Jan Carson



Belfast-based writer Jan Carson talks to bestselling Irish novelist Louise Nealon about her ground-breaking debut novel Snowflake which explores themes around mental health, belonging, families and class, straddling rural Ireland and the academic corridors of Trinity College Dublin. A kind, funny and heart-breaking read, Snowflake has already found thousands of fans and is the perfect summer read.

Louise Nealon is a writer from County Kildare. She received a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin in 2014 and a master’s degree in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast in 2016. In 2017, she won the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition. Her short stories have been published in the Irish Times, Southword and The Stinging Fly. Her debut novel, Snowflake, was released in May 2021. She currently lives on the dairy farm where she was raised with her family.


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