In January 2017, we announced our choice for the 'UL One Campus, One Book' 2017, Louise O'Neill's 'Asking for It'.
Louise’s second novel, 'Asking for It', was published in September 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. She has since won the Specsaver’s Senior Children’s Book of the Year at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, the Literature Prize at Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards, and Best Author at Stellar magazine’s Shine Awards. It was voted Book of the Year at the Irish Books Awards 2015 and has spent 34 weeks in the Irish top 10 bestseller list. A documentary of the same name – on the subject of rape culture and presented by Louise – was aired in November 2016.