Maeve Binchy was a columnist, playwright, short story writer, and novelist. She was also a speaker, loved for her humorous take on life in small towns of Ireland. She was known for creating stories with descriptive characters, in depth human nature and clever surprise endings.
Born in a small town in Dublin County, Ireland in 1940, Maeve Binchy Snell earned a B.A, degree from University College, Dublin. She worked as a history and Latin teacher in Dublin, then as a news reporter at The Irish Times. In the early 1980s, she published her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, using her maiden name Maeve Binchy as her pen name.
Maeve Binchy’s collection of accolades includes Jacob’s Award (RTE), the British Book Award, People of the Year Award, WH Smith Book Award, the Irish PEN Award, and the Irish Book Awards. Best Maeve Binchy Books. Maeve primarily wrote stories that explored the conflict between urban and rural life in Ireland, with some of the best titles in ...
Maeve Binchy started as a writer with the short story collections Central Line and Victoria Line. She then followed it up with Light a Penny Candle in 1982. It sold for £52,000, which helped her out when she was behind on her mortgage. Below is a list of Maeve Binchy’s books in order of when they were originally released:
Maeve Binchy -- the complete book list in order (37 books). Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards.
Maeve Binchy has 182 books on Goodreads with 869898 ratings. Maeve Binchy’s most popular book is Tara Road.
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Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker. Her novels were characterised by a sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, and surprise endings.
Maeve Binchy tells wonderful stories. They show that, whilst times change, people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart.