Thursday, November 29, 2018

Liz Nugent Wins Double at An Post Irish Book Awards!

This year's Irish Book Awards ceremony on the 27th November In the Clayton Hotel was the glitzy culmination of the first year of An Post as the award sponsors, and if the first year is anything to go by, the sponsorship will be a very positive one indeed. I was lucky to be there on the night, and it was one of the best awards nights I have ever attended.

Also notable on the night, were the many female winners of awards. This shouldn't be unusual, after all, there are a lot of us around, and certainly the Irish Crime Fiction Award has reflected this trend for the last few years. But all in all it was a great night in the celebration of Irish writing which is alive and very much kicking!

Liz Nugent, picked up two awards on the night for her latest novel SKIN DEEP. The first for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year, and the second, for the Ryan Tubridy Listeners Choice Award. If you want to find a positive writing community, then look no further than the Irish Crime Writing scene, with Liz being a really popular and gracious winner on the night. The standard this year in the Irish crime writing section was phenomenal, and of the six books shortlisted in the Ryan Tubridy Listeners Choice, four were crime novels. Another reflection of how popular crime writing continues to be.

You can see the Awards Night on RTE on Thursday the 29th November, or catch it on RTE Real Player.

So, all that is left are some pics from the night to give you a flavour of the atmosphere and glamour!! 

All images copyright writing.ie and Ger Holland Photography

Pic:1 Liz Nugent Winner of Best Irish Crime Novel and RTE Ryan Tubridy Listener Choice Award
Pic:2 Irish Crime Writer Jo Spain nominated in Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year
Pic:3 Emilie Pine Winner of Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year for Notes to Self
Pic:4 Andrea Mara nominated in Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year & Patricia Gibney nominated in RTE Ryan Tubridy Listeners Choice Award
Pic:5 Keelin Shanley and Evelyn O Rourke presenters for the awards
Pic:6 Short story award presented by Vanessa O Loughlin of writing.ie to Roisin O Donnell for her winning story How to Build a Space Rocket
Pic:7 Myself, (aka Louise Phillips crime fiction author) Marie Brennan and Niamh Brennan crime author
Pic:10 Sally Rooney - Winner of Easons Book Club Novel of the Year for Normal People
Pic:11 Alex Barclay Irish Crime Author
Pic:12 Cathy Kelly paying tribute to the late Emma Hannigan AN POST Special Award Winner

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Who Gets Your Vote - An Post Irish Book Awards!!

It is that time of year again folks, when the shortlists for the Irish Book Awards are announced, and you have a whole lot more wonderful books to add to your 'To Be Read List'!! There is a fantastic shortlist in all the categories this year, and the Irish Crime Book of the Year is no exception (listing below).

Interestingly, four crime novels also feature in the RTE Radio One Ryan Tubridy Listeners Choice Award, with three Irish Crime Writers, Patricia Gibney, The Stolen Girls, Dervla Mc Tiernan, The Ruin, and Liz Nugent, Skin Deep, alongside US author A J Finn with the Woman in the Woman, rolling in as number four. The other two in this category, are Irish author John Boyne with the Ladder to the Sky, and finally, The President is Missing, Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

You can check out the entire shortlist HERE

You can vote for your favourite book HERE

VOTING CLOSES MIDNIGHT 20th November 2018!!

 Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year

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  • Skin Deep – Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)
  • A House of Ghosts – W. C. Ryan (Bonnier Zaffre)
  • The Confession – Jo Spain (Quercus)
  • One Click – Andrea Mara (Poolbeg)
  • The Ruin – Dervla McTiernan (Sphere)
  • Thirteen – Steve Cavanagh (Orion)


RTE Radio One - The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners Choice Award

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  • The Stolen Girls - Patricia Gibney (Bookouture)
  • The President is Missing – Bill Clinton and James Patterson (Century)
  • The Ruin – Dervla McTiernan (Sphere)
  • Skin Deep – Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)
  • The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn (HarperCollins)
  • A Ladder to the Sky - John Boyne (Doubleday)

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Writing My Future!!!

Thank you so much to the Irish Times for including myself and our home in their fantastic THE STORY OF HOME series....

To view video, or read article please click HERE

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Crime Night - Readers Day at the Library!!

I am really looking forward to this event, so if you live in and around Ennis, do get booking!!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Homeless Hotel in Post-Production!!

One of my favourite pics above from the filming of Homeless Hotel. I can't tell you how exciting it is watching this come to life, and how very privileged I feel that my short story around Homelessness is being adapted by this amazing group of people!!
Thanks to Getter Gilden Producer for sharing.......
A big round of applause to EVERYONE, our crew, our cast, our sponsors and supporters, who has made this film come true!!! We're now in post-production!
(the list is too long to be completely included in this post, so pls wait for the film to come out)
Homeless Hotel written and directed by Hsieh Meng Han
Original short story by Louise Phillips
Fay Burwell, Myla Willson Collins, Pete Russell, Amy Dolan
Producer: Getter Gilden
Executive Producer: BODYORBIT CO. LTD. Jin Yu Chu, Zhuang Long Fei, Yu Che Chen, Wu Zheng Yan
1st AD: Edison Wu
DP: Suparawee Victor Patravanich
Production designer: Rich Wooller
Costume designer: Kate E. A.Turner
Makeup artist: Eric Rowan
Sound recordist: Max Ellis
Editor: Alice Birkin
Sound designer: Arnas Pigulevičius
Camera operators: Kanokon Tanwattana, João Luís Ribeiro
Gaffer: Tyler Caminada
1st AC: Kimberley Holmes
2nd AC: Max Boon
Spark: Francisco Morais, Frank Cheng, Mitoshka Alkova, Khan Scott-Mason
Grip/DIT: Miguel Pinto
Photographer/videographer: 林文婷
Production assistants: Ignat Ignatov, Anthoniy Hristov
Casting: Callum McClelland, Ignat Ignatov, Ruby Mutimer, Rebekah Cubbin
Location: Maria Nytun Flø, Mónica Fuentes
Fundraising consultant: 汪尚柏
Kickstarter page designer: Radhika Sawla
Social media manager: Mónica Fuentes
Marketing assistant: Alice Birkin
Script supervisor: Don McGregor
Van driver/catering manager: Hai Ngo
Cake master: Tashan Maxwell
Art department: Mohamed AlSaloom, Harry Hughes, Clare Dickson, Serin Saravanan, Anuja Khandelwal
Costume maker: Ebony Lynn
Wardrobe assistants: Sophie Blair, Paige Gregory, Fiona Currie, Lauren Lismar, Tilly Tambini Cooper
Makeup assistants: Shelby Cockram, Lucy Moore, Declan Andrew Bracken-Lamb, Chuck Hayter, Clair Pannell, Gigi Rainsbury, Rachael Britton, Megan Carter
Chaperones: Charlotte Burwell, Theresa Willson Collins
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