MARIAN KEYES IN CONVERSATION With Rick O’Shea
Start Date: 15 April 2018
End Date: 15 April 2018
Venue: Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Telephone: 028 7938 7444
Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. Though she was brought up in a home where a lot of oral story-telling went on, it never occurred to her that she could write.
Her first novel Watermelon was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate, runaway success. With her conversational style and whimsical Irish humour Marian is now published in 33 languages. To date, the woman who said she’d never write a novel has published 13 and sold 30 million of them, all bestsellers around the world. Marian’s honesty about her experience with mental illness, her love of cakes and handbags and her passion for Strictly Come Dancing have made her a beloved household name. We are delighted to welcome her to HomePlace where she will talk about her latest novel The Break with RTE broadcaster Rick O’Shea.
Rick is a regular moderator, interviewer, curator and panellist at book festivals and literary events around the country and in 2014 he set up “The Rick O’Shea Book Club” on Facebook – it’s currently Ireland’s largest book club with over 10,000 members.