Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell

Author of After You'd Gone and The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox ...

Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, Maggie O'Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland. She has worked as a waitress, chambermaid, cycle courier, teacher, arts administrator and, most recently, as a journalist, both in Hong Kong and as the Deputy Literary Editor of The Independent on Sunday. She now lives in London.

Her debut novel, After You'd Gone (2000), won a Betty Trask Award, and was followed by two further novels: My Lover's Lover (2002); and The Distance Between Us (2004), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages and her latest novel is The Hand That First Held Mine (2010).

Fact file

Name: Maggie O'Farrell

Date of birth: May, 1972

Place of birth: Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Current Home: London and Edinburgh

Education: Narrow

Similar Authors: Carol Shields, Anita Shreve

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (Paperback)

by Maggie O'Farrell

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 13/01/2007
Publisher: Headline Review

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4 out of 5

THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX is vintage Maggie O'Farrell: a stunning imagining of a life stolen, and reclaimed. Edinburgh in the 1930s. The... Read more

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After You'd Gone

After You'd Gone (Paperback)

by Maggie O'Farrell

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 05/04/2001
Publisher: Headline Review

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4 out of 5

Maggie O'Farrell's groundbreaking debut: a stunning, best-selling story of wrenching love and grief. A distraught young woman boards a train... Read more

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The Distance Between Us (Paperback)

by Maggie O'Farrell

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 31/01/2005
Publisher: Headline Review

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4 out of 5

Gripping, insightful and deft, Maggie O'Farrell's third novel is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives. It was winner of... Read more

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