LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL'S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER , were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. Her current novel, THE HIDING GAME, received an Arts Bursary for Literature from the ARTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND.

 

                                Praise for Louise Phillips

'Phillips is an equal to James Patterson, Sara Paretsky and Patricia Cornwell'
San Francisco Book Review

'Phillips is superb at suspense'
Sunday Independent

‘A gripping, suspenseful story peopled with well-drawn characters’
Irish Independent

'Chilling yet enthralling, Phillips had me turning around to see if I was home alone'
Woman’s Way

'Deliciously dark - the writing is truly spectacular'
Writing.ie

‘Phillips goes from strength to strength…the pace is excellent, the characters well drawn and believable - Highly recommended’
Belfast Telegraph

‘Unusual and unsettling’
Irish Times

‘Among the best crime writing in the world’
BBC Radio Ulster

‘Writing as fast paced and thrilling as a rollercoaster’
Jane Casey

‘Chilling and original - it has an ending that you just can't see coming’
Eurocrime

‘The writing is deep, it is scary, and it chilled me to the bone. It is brilliant!’
Kim the Bookworm

‘Fast paced and thrilling’
Novelicious

‘I was holding my breath – superb!’
Siren FM

‘A real page turner - Phillips' books are laced with tension.’
The Irish Post

‘Phillips keeps the reader riveted to the page…a great blend of psychological suspense’
Booklist (US)

‘If you love Criminal Minds, CSI & Profiler, or if you’re a fan of Sophie Hannah, Elizabeth Haynes or S J Watson, you will devour’
Celeste Loves Books

'Dark, spooky, but believable'
Irish Examiner

‘Phillips doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of Dublin City. Her characters are well-crafted, the plots interesting and well-executed and, at the risk of sounding cliché, page turners’
Emu Ink

‘Spine chilling with loads of twists and turns. A writer up there with the likes of Patricia Cornwell’
Stafford FM

‘With overtones of Sophie Hannah and Tana French, Louise Phillips is a supremely talented writer. She subconsciously creates parallels between her characters, and this really challenges the reader’

Ciara Doorley

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LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL'S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER , were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. Her current novel, THE HIDING GAME, received an Arts Bursary for Literature from the ARTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND.

PUBLICATIONS»

2018   Reading the Future – Hodges Figgis 250th Anthology
2016   Trouble is our Business–Irish Crime Fiction Anthology–New Island
2016   The Irish Times – Short Story
2016   Irish Mail on Sunday–The Real Cops BEHIND OUR LIFE OF CRIME
2015   Circle & Square – Anthology - Fiery Arrow Press
2015   Irish Mail on Sunday - The Reality of Crime in Modern Ireland
2015   Reading Ireland - Emerald Noir or Emerald Diversity
2015   Irish Daily Mail – Short Story
2014   Irish Echo New York - Nature versus Nurture
2014   The Irish Times - Why Women Kill
2013   If I Was a Child Again – Short Story Anthology in Aid of Barnados
2013   Irish Daily Mail – Short Story
2011   Revival Literary Journal – Short Story
2011   Boyne Berries Literary Journal – Short Story
2009   Petals on the Bough – Anthology of Winning Stories
2009   Flavours of Home – Anthology of Short Stories - SDCC Publication
2007   County Lines – Anthology - New Island

 

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS»

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http://www.writing.ie
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http://emuzine.com
http://lonelyvoiceiwc.wordpress.com

NOMINATIONS & AWARDS»

2008 Short Listed Molly Keane Memorial Award
2008 Winner in the NWG Awards
2009 Winner of the Jonathon Swift Award
2010 Long Listed RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition
2011 Winner in the Irish Writers Centre Lonely Voice Platform
2011 Long Listed RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition
2011 3rd Place Winner in the Newsfour Short Story Competition
2011 Short Listed Bridport UK 2011
2012 Arts Bursary for Literature from South Dublin County Council Arts
2012 Shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – Red Ribbons
2013 WINNER of the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – The Doll’s House
2014 Shortlisted for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – Last Kiss
2015 Awarded Irish Writers Centre Writing Residency - Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat
2015 Shortlisted Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year – The Game Changer
2016 Arts Bursary for Literature – Arts Council of Ireland
2016 Longlisted CWA Dagger in the Library Award

 

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