(born 1972 - ) - Edinburgh
Maggie O’Farrell was born in Coleraine in Northern Ireland in 1972, and was raised in Wales and Scotland. Formerly a journalist, working in Hong Kong and later as Deputy Literary Editor of the Independent on Sunday, she is now a novelist.
Her first novel After You'd Gone won international acclaim and a Betty Trask Award; her third novel, The Distance Between Us, won a Somerset Maugham Award. Her latest novel, The Hand That First Held Mine, will be published in 2010.
Maggie O'Farrell is married to the novelist William Sutcliffe, and now lives in Edinburgh with her family.
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When the bohemian, sophisticated Innes Kent turns up by chance on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life for herself, with Innes at her side.
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Set between the 1930s and the present, Maggie O'Farrell's novel is the story of Esme, a woman edited out of her family's history, and of the secrets that come to light when, 60 years later, she is released from care, and a young woman, Iris, discovers the great aunt she never knew she had.
- Official Maggie O'Farrell website
- Wikipedia entry for Maggie O'Farrell
- O'Farrell Biography at Suite101
- British Council Contemporary Writers: Maggie O'Farrell
- Maggie O'Farrell in the Observer (2004)
- O'Farrell in The Times on revisiting Ireland (2008)