The Strand Magazine - Irish Crime Fiction!!

The Strand Magazine


When it comes to crime fiction, you don’t get much more iconic than the Strand Magazine (Circa 1890)…so, I’m really honoured to have been asked to write a piece on Irish Crime fiction, the writers who have influenced me, including William Trevor, and the publication of Red Ribbons in the USA with Polis Books.


Read full article HERE

Spreading Your Wings

Thank you Irish Country Magazine, and in particular Maria Moynihan, for a super article on the Empty Nest. You can read my full contribution in the latest issue out now!


"You kind of felt like the bus had come along, picked everyone up, and you were the two people left behind."


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YOU Magazine

THINK YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU? Great feature in YOU magazine of the Irish Daily Mail about writing with yours truly, Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, Alana Kirk, Emily Hourican and Monica McInerney. Plus mention of US publication with Polis Books!

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Irish Crime Fiction is having a Killer Moment!

Myself, John Connolly and Declan Burke chatting to the JOURNAL.IE about IRISH CRIME WRITING HAVING A KILLER MOMENT....




"We’ve definitely moved from this time where women writers felt they had to adopt a male name on the front of their books. I’m very happy I didn’t have to become Louis Phillips."



Louise Phillips & Emily Hourican..The Irish Times!

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How and why do we write..... Q & A between myself and Emily Hourican with The Irish Times...


Dalkey Creates is returning for its third year and will take place from Thursday to Sunday, October 13th to 16th, in Dalkey, Co Dublin. The festival will feature a range of writing workshops and events involving several high-profile authors and writers. Taking part as course facilitators are Louise Phillips, author of The Game Changer, and Emily Hourican, whose latest book is The Privilieged. They spoke to each other about different writing techniques and advice ahead of the festival.

Emily: Why do you write, Louise?

Louise: I write because I love it. Words coming together, bringing fictional characters to life, even the dubious ones. And how over time you come to care about your characters more and more, because they have become real to you. It’s a great experience creating a fictional world, to be there in the middle of it, in much the same way as reading a good book. You don’t want to be anywhere other than within those pages.

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