An international publishing phenomenon, Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. A global number one bestseller, she has written 12 novels, been translated into 36 languages, and sold over 33 million copies worldwide. Storming into print in 1995 with Watermelon, Marian created a genre that she has dominated and redefined ever since with books including Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky , The Mystery of Mercy Close, and 2014’s The Woman Who Stole My Life.
A talented comic writer, Marian remains a prolific journalist and cultural commentator, appearing regularly on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two, The Great British Bake Off Extra Slice and the Apprentice - You've Been Fired, while amassing a dedicated Twitter following. Using her trademark voice to address a range of subjects relevant to women of all ages, she has published two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, alongside her very own cook book, Saved by Cake.
Born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin, Marian spent her twenties in London, and now lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony.