Maeve Binchy was a novelist, playwright and short story writer who was a native of Dublin. She is widely regarded as Ireland’s best-loved writer. Her novels, about love and romance in Ireland made her an international bestseller. They have been translated into 37 languages and have sold over 40m copies worldwide.
Anne Maeve Binchy was born in Dalkey, Dublin in 1939. She was educated locally and at University College Dublin. Following graduation with a BA degree in history she taught at various schools in Dublin, before joining the Irish Times in 1968 as a columnist. She later worked as the first Women’s Page editor at the Irish Times and then the London editor before becoming a full time writer.
Binchy’s first published book is a compilation of her newspaper articles titled My First Book which was published in 1970. She went on to write 17 novels, four short-story collections, a play and a novella. Her most notable works include, Deeply Regretted By, Circle of Friends, Tara Road and Scarlet Feather. The winner of several awards Binchy died in Dublin on July 30th 2012 aged 73.
Maeve Binchy was born in the year 1939 On This Day.