BORN IN DUBLIN, ORLAGH LEFT IRELAND AFTER UNIVERSITY TO BREAK INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY IN LONDON, WORKING ON PRODUCTIONS SUCH AS CALENDAR GIRLS AND ALI G BEFORE TAKING OVER AS HEAD OF PHYSICAL PRODUCTION AT PATHÉ FILMS, WHERE SHE OVERSAW NUMEROUS AWARD WINNING FILMS INCLUDING THE QUEEN. ORLAGH CO-PRODUCED THE BIFA-WINNING DOCUMENTARY JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN AND THE FORTHCOMING MARY SHELLEY (2018) STARRING ELLE FANNING, DOUGLAS BOOTH AND BEL POWLEY.
ORLAGH LIVES IN SOMERSET WITH HER HUSBAND, THEIR TWO CHILDREN AND MILDRED THEIR DOG. LIKES STRONG COFFEE, 80’S TEEN MOVIES AND SWEARS LIKE A SAILOR.
NO FILTER IS HER FIRST NOVEL.
This is the story of THAT SUMMER … the one when everything changes.
Emerald has grown up in a privileged world – the beloved daughter of a wealthy family, friends with all the right people, social media addict. But Emerald's family has secrets – and when Emerald finds her mum unconscious on the bathroom floor, no one can pretend any more. Now she's being packed off to stay with her grandma in Ireland while her mum recuperates and her dad just works and works and works.
Grandma's big, lonely house is set back from the beach, and there's no phone signal or wifi. It's going to be a long summer ... Until she meets Liam.
When you're falling in love, it's hard to tell someone everything. Even if you've got nothing to hide any more. And when secrets and lies are all you're used to, how do you deal with real love – brave and true – with no filter?
The fresh, funny and poignant debut novel from Orlagh Collins, a bright new voice in YA fiction. Authentic, down to earth and sweepingly romantic all at once, No Filter is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower.