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Irish Crime Authors hit California in October!!

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Article by Louise Phillips © 30 August 2016.
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Irish crime fiction will be getting a lot of attention at this year’s Los Gatos Listowel Writing Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Californian town of Los Gatos is a sister city with Listowel Writing Festival.

The festival dates are 6th to the 9th October 2016.

Firstly –Women in Irish Crime Fiction – is on the 8th October, in which myself and Irish crime writer Niamh O’Connor will read from our contributions to the new anthology of Irish crime writing, Trouble Is Our Business. We will be joined by Claire McGowan, author of the “Paula Maguire” crime series.

“Detective as Muse – Crime Across The Miles – happens on the 9th October, where I’ll part of a panel discussion with a local Bay Area crime novelist, as well as Dublin-based Garda detective Tom Doyle and Dublin-born San Francisco CSI investigator Ronan Shouldice.

For more details visit HERE


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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. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and her latest novel, THE HIDING GAME, will be published on September 5th 2019. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.