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Marian Keyes

Irish writer of bestselling Women's Fiction, and Irish Book Awards winner.

10/09/1963 -
  • Born in Limerick and raised in Monkstown, Marian Keyes earned a law degree from Dublin University.

  • Keyes began writing short stories while struggling with alcoholism. After her treatment at the Rutland Centre she returned to her job in London and submitted her short stories to Poolbeg Press.

  • The publisher encouraged her to submit a full-length novel and Keyes began work on her first book, Watermelon. The novel was published the same year.

  • After a long hiatus due to severe depression, a food title, Saved by Cake, was published in 2012, and detailed how her love of baking helped her in her battle with depression.

Book and writing awards

Irish Book Awards; Irish Popular Fiction Book 2009 (This Charming Man).

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Sophie KinsellaJill MansellJodi Picoult and Cathy Kelly.

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