Hello and welcome to my website. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. My name is Louise Hall and I am a writer from Dublin, Ireland. I write fiction, non-fiction and short stories. Like most writers, I write about things that move me; things I feel passionate about. I like to tell stories that I believe deserve a platform. I do hope you enjoy reading about me and my work. You can have a look below for some more information and please take time to navigate around my website. If you would like to get in touch, I would love to hear from you and you can do so via the contact page under the 'More' heading.
To fill you in on my writing journey so far, my first non-fiction book titled, Medjugorje: what it means to me, was published by The Columba Press in 2012 and was widely received.
My second book, Medjugorje and Me: A collection of stories from across the world, was published in 2014. This collection is a follow-up/sequel to the first book and is also published by The Columba Press. It was translated into Italian and published by Edizioni Piemme in 2016.
My first fiction novel, Pilgrim, was published by Mercier Press (Ireland's oldest publishing house) in 2018. The novel received endorsements from award-winning authors Donal Ryan and Carmel Harrington.
In 2020, during the worldwide pandemic, I published, Little Book of Hope, a pocketbook of reflections to help guide people through the difficult times.
In the past, I have also contributed to many publications including, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Independent Weekend Magazine, The Irish News newspaper, Woman's Way Magazine, The Gazette Newspapers plus many more. I have also been a contributor on RTE Radio and Television programmes.
In 2014, I made the longlist for the Penguin/RTE Guide short story competition; the shortlist for the New Talent Award 2014 at the Festival of Romance; and the shortlist for the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards 2014.
2015 also proved to be another promising year as my short story made the longlist once again for the Penguin/RTE short story competition.
On the 18th of November 2015, the Love Stories Awards ceremony took place in London. I was delighted to learn that I was the runner up in the New Talent Award 2015.
2016 saw the inaugural Colm Toíbín Short Story Award and my story made the shortlist.
On the 20th of December 2016, The Irish Times published Frankie's List, a short story on homelessness, as part of their 12 stories of Christmas. Another short story, Turlough's Dream was published the following Christmas.
I am represented by Sonia Land of Sheil Land Associates in London.