In a wonderful tribute to much missed author Maeve Binchy, Maeve’s Times: A collection of Maeve Binchy’s Irish Times journalism is to be published on the anniversary of the writer’s death, in July 2013.
Hachette Books Ireland and Orion Publishing, in collaboration with The Irish Times, are delighted to announce the joint acquisition of a collection of Maeve Binchy’s journalism.
Scheduled to coincide with the first anniversary of the writer’s death in July 2012, and selected by Irish Times columnist Róisín Ingle, this collection of timeless journalism will remind readers of why Maeve Binchy was so universally loved, with pieces reflecting her hallmark warmth, wit and keen mind.
Orion publisher Susan Lamb said, ‘I first “discovered” Maeve as a journalist way back when . . . so it is particularly poignant for me that we are bringing her journalism to a wider audience by publishing this collection.’
Breda Purdue of Hachette Books Ireland is also excited to be involved, ‘We are delighted to be involved in publishing this wonderful collection Maeve’s journalism and expect it to be a big summer bestseller.’
With an introduction by Maeve’s husband Gordon Snell, Maeve’s Times makes a welcome addition to the late writer’s impressive body of published books, and will be a perfect holiday read. Read Barbara Scully’s personal memories of Maeve here on writing.ie.
Maeve Binchy was always exhilarated by newly-established authors, “write as you talk,” she advised. “If you imagine that you’re talking to a friend, your writing will be much better.” In the Irish Independent, Binchy described why she felt Irish people were good writers: “We don’t like pauses and silences, we prefer talk and information and conversations that go on and on. So that means we are halfway there.”