A novel for a generation.
Louise Nealon studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin, and then completed a masters in creative writing at Queen's University Belfast in 2016. She lives on her family farm in County Kildare.
Snowflake is a beautiful novel; tender, laugh-out-loud funny, and
deeply moving * Louise O'Neill *
An astonishing achievement. Louise Nealon is ridiculously talented; already I'm greedy for more * Stacey Halls *
Mad and wonderful. I thought I was reading one thing, then discovered - several times as I read - that I was reading a different, even better thing * Roddy Doyle *
GAS and beautiful and truthful and touching * Marian Keyes *
An incredibly ambitious debut, beautifully written * Sam Baker *
A novel for anyone who's ever felt lost in the world, Louise Nealon balances humour and tragedy in a sharp debut * John Boyne *
It's a long time since I've loved a novel as much as Snowflake. The prose shines with observations about life love family mental health, milking the cows and what it means to be coming of age in the times we live in - I felt I had discovered a diamond - a real treasure! * Christy Lefteri *
Snowflake is raw, sharp-sighted, affirming, and also very very funny. Louise Nealon's prose shimmers as do her irregular and damaged characters. Stunning * Una Mannion *
Can a young woman be innocent yet outrageous, longing to succeed at university yet close to failing, deeply embarrassed by her manic depressive mother yet devoted? Yes, yes, yes. Louise Nealon's beguiling narrator Debbie is all these things, and much more. Snowflake is a wonderfully inventive, deeply felt novel full of the best kinds of surprises. * Margot Livesey *
Nealon balances humour and devastation well in this relatable novel. * Irish Examiner - 15 debuts to watch out for in 2021 *