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Marian Keyes

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Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. She has published 10 novels: Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There and This Charming Man.

Anybody Out There won the British Book Awards award for popular fiction and the inaugaral Melissa Nathan prize for Comedy Romance. This Charming Man won the Irish Book award for popular fiction.

She is no longer able to make public appearances, but continues to write, and in September 2012 will publish The Mystery of Mercy Close, a novel which combines comedy, romance, mystery and an exploration of depression. In August, she also publishes an e-book short, Mammy Walsh’s A-Z of the Walsh Family.

Marian wrote two books for New Island’s Open Doors series, Is Gearr… and No Dress Rehearsal.

She was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, but is now living in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony. She includes among her hobbies, reading, movies, shoes, handbags and feminism.