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Author Information: Maeve Binchy

 
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Maeve Binchy was born in Co Dublin and was educated at the Holy Child Convent in Killiney and at UCD. After a spell as a teacher in various girls' schools, she joined the Irish Times, for whom she still writes occasional columns. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982, and since then she has written more than a dozen novels and short story collections, each one of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends in 1995. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the British Book Awards in 1999. She is married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell.

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