Marian Keyes

in Limerick, Ireland
September 10, 1963




Marian Keyes (born 10 September 1963) is an Irish novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for her work in women's literature. She is an Irish Book Awards winner. Over 22 million copies of her novels have been sold worldwide and her books have been translated into 32 languages. She became known worldwide for Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and This Charming Man, with themes including domestic violence and alcoholism.

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The Marian Keyes Newsletter: September - The Diary of Marian's trip to Ethiopia
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Average rating: 3.8 · 626,431 ratings · 23,156 reviews · 62 distinct worksSimilar authors
Watermelon (Walsh Family, #1)

3.78 avg rating — 75,593 ratings — published 1995 — 75 editions
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Sushi for Beginners

3.70 avg rating — 70,304 ratings — published 2000 — 86 editions
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Rachel's Holiday (Walsh Fam...

3.97 avg rating — 64,836 ratings — published 1997 — 79 editions
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Anybody Out There? (Walsh F...

3.92 avg rating — 58,569 ratings — published 2006 — 86 editions
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Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Ma...

3.77 avg rating — 46,975 ratings — published 1996 — 60 editions
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Last Chance Saloon

3.82 avg rating — 40,175 ratings — published 1999 — 68 editions
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The Other Side of the Story

3.79 avg rating — 41,252 ratings — published 2004 — 68 editions
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This Charming Man

3.77 avg rating — 35,736 ratings — published 2008 — 65 editions
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 Angels (Walsh Family, #3)

3.76 avg rating — 33,244 ratings — published 2002
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The Brightest Star in the Sky

3.68 avg rating — 24,426 ratings — published 2009 — 57 editions
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“Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.”
Marian Keyes, Watermelon

“It was ironic, really - you want to die because you can't be bothered to go on living - but then you're expected to get all energetic and move furniture and stand on chairs and hoist ropes and do complicated knots and attach things to other things and kick stools from under you and mess around with hot baths and razor blades and extension cords and electrical appliances and weedkiller. Suicide was a complicated, demanding business, often involving visits to hardware shops.

And if you've managed to drag yourself from the bed and go down the road to the garden center or the drug store, by then the worst is over. At that point you might as well just go to work.”
Marian Keyes, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

“I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be.”
Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?



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