Marian’s next book is out next May – and you can have a character named after you!

Bestseller Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. She studied law and accountancy and finally started writing short stories in 1993. Though she had no intention of ever writing a novel she eventually did write Watermelon and has since published thirteen novels, all bestsellers around the world; a total of thirty million of her books having been sold to date. The books deal variously with modern ailments, including addiction, depression, domestic violence, the glass ceiling and serious illness, but always written with compassion, humour and hope.

In 2012, following a period of depression, Marian published Saved by Cake, combining recipes with autobiography. In 2014 and 2015, with the publication of the Woman Who Stole My Life, Marian appeared on TV programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two, The Great British Bake Off Extra Slice and the Apprentice – You’ve Been Fired.

Marian has also published three collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, and donated all royalties from Irish sales to the Simon Community, a charity which works with the homeless. In 2016 Marian published a new collection of essays, Making It Up As I Go Along. Born in Limerick, she spent her twenties in London, but now lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony. She includes among her hobbies, reading, movies, shoes, handbags and feminism.