Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. Her first book Watermelon was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate, runaway success. Its chatty conversational style and whimsical Irish humour appealed to all age groups, and this appeal spread to Britain when Watermelon was picked as a Fresh Talent book. Other countries followed and Marian is now published in thirty-three languages.

Marian’s novels include: Watermelon (1995), Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (1996), Rachel’s Holiday (1998), Last Chance Saloon (1999), Sushi for Beginners (2000), Angels (2002), The Other Side of the Story (2004), Anybody Out There (2006), This Charming Man (2008), The Brightest Star in the Sky (2009), The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012), and The Woman Who Stole My Life (2014). Her novels have been bestsellers around the world with a total of thirty million of her books having been sold to date.

Anybody Out There won the British Book Awards award for popular fiction and the inaugaral Melissa Nathan prize for Comedy Romance. This Charming Man won the Irish Book award for popular fiction.

As well as novels she has written short stories, and articles for various magazines and other publications. She has published collections of her journalism, titled Under the Duvet (2001) and Further Under the Duvet (2005). In 2016, Marian published a new collection of essays, Making It Up As I Go Along.


  • To remind existing readers what it was about Marian’s novels that enthralled them in the first place and give readers who are new to her books a glimpse inside the pages.

  • Michael Joseph – London, UK

  • Use Marian’s unique humour to underpin any campaign activity – with hilarious quotes and situations that are lifted from the pages of Marian’s books. Explore the key Marian Keyes themes of family, friendship and the importance of positive thinking.

  • Social media management, initiate community interaction and drive brand awareness.