New Irish Crime Fiction Course

I'm delighted to be running another 10 week crime fiction course at the Irish Writers Centre in Parnell Square. Details are early as all previous courses were over subscribed....


During this ten-week course participants will learn the ‘how to’ of creating a gripping crime story, using tension, pace and effective dialogue, whilst developing great characters and a page-turning novel. There will be modules on police procedure and forensics, and you will also receive editorial critique tosharpen your fictional voice. A number of Louise’s students have achievedpublishing deals or are now signed with agents.

Louise Phillips is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers all of which were nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Her second novel, The Doll’s House, won the award in 2013. The Game Changer, her latest novel, was published to critical acclaim in 2015.

Starts: Mon 15 Feb 
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm 
Duration: 10 Weeks (No class Mon 28 Mar) 
Cost: €280/€260 Members


Booking Terms and Conditions >>>

Praise for Louise Phillips' Crime Fiction course:

'I really loved the course with Louise. She is a great teacher. We covered a huge amount in eight weeks.'

'Louise was an excellent facilitator, full of practical advice and tips. Her track record as a crime writer lent authority to her advice.'

'Can't praise Louise enough!'

Ireland AM - TV 3

Yay, I'll be on Ireland AM TV3 a little after 9 on Tuesday to chat about all guessed it.....THE GAME CHANGER....


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Irish Book Awards 2


GREAT NEWS>>>>>THE GAME CHANGER has been nominated in the Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year category as part of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2015!


I am of course absolutely thrilled and it is really terrific that all four novels have been nominated since the publication of Red Ribbons in 2012....If you'd like to give The Game Changer or any of the other books a vote, you can do so at this link here....(12 days to close of voting!)

Trilogy Guest Slot!


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Psychological crime writer Louise Phillips, joins Bookish for Trilogy Guest Slot ...


RED RIBBONS AND THE DOLL'S HOUSE are going to the US......sooooo excited!!

Polis Books Press Release