One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, Marian Keyes was born in Limerick on 10 September, 1963. She studied law and accountancy and started writing short stories in 1993. She published Watermelon, her debut novel, in 1995. Other bestselling books include Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon and This Charming Man.
Selling over 22 million books worldwide (with novels translated into 32 languages), she is noted for her intelligent fiction covering important and dark themes including domestic violence and alcoholism.