An international publishing phenomenon, Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. A global number one bestseller, she has written 12 previous novels, been translated into 36 languages, and sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Storming into print in 1995 with Watermelon, Marian created a genre that she has dominated and redefined ever since with books including Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, and 2014’s The Woman Who Stole My Life.
A talented comic writer, Marian remains a prolific journalist and cultural commentator, appearing regularly on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two, The Great British Bake Off Extra Slice and The Apprentice - You’ve Been Fired, while amassing a dedicated Twitter following of over 140,000. Using her trademark voice to address a range of subjects relevant to women of all ages, she has published three collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet, Further Under the Duvet and last year’s number one best seller Making it up as I Go Along, alongside an extremely honest account of her battle with depression, Saved by Cake.
Born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, and now lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony.