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Marian Keyes wins Author of the Year at British Book Awards

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Marian Keyes

By Writing.ie

Marian Keyes has been awarded Author of the Year at British Book Awards.

Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish authors of all time; the queen of writing accessible contemporary women’s fiction. Scratch that, she is one of the most successful authors ever in any genre, an expert storyteller tackling issues such as addiction, infidelity, bereavement, domestic violence, family life, identity, depression and, well, love.

Always with a warmth of heart and an abundance of wit. She is also a phenomenon. Over 30 years and 15 genre-defying novels, her writing has created a space for millions of readers, who find in her novels joy and solace, light and dark, and, most of all, humour and hope. Her works have sold upwards of 7.5 million copies in the UK, with more than 30 million sold internationally—an incredible testament to how devoted fans and readers all over the world are to her words.

Her staying power is immense. Few writers can carve out a three-decade career, even fewer with books as relevant in 2022 as they were pre-Millennium. Her latest, Again, Rachel (published in hardback earlier this year) demonstrated her pull on readers: an instant bestseller, her 2022 sales are so far 131% up in volume.

The British Book Awards is proud to recognise Marian Keyes as its Author of the Year.

Keyes’ publisher at Michael Joseph, Louise Moore, says: “I have had the honour of working alongside Marian for many years, and it brings me great joy to see her recognised as Author of the Year. She is beloved for her inimitable humour, her incomparable characters and her deft skill and empathy in exploring life’s highs and lows in a way that makes her readers feel seen. Every novel she writes is its own work of genius, and confirms her undeniable status as a born storyteller. This accolade couldn’t be bestowed upon a more deserving author.”

About Again, Rachel:

Back in the long ago nineties, Rachel Walsh was a mess.

But a spell in rehab transformed everything. Life became very good, very quickly. These days, Rachel has love, family, a great job as an addiction counsellor, she even gardens. Her only bad habit is a fondness for expensive trainers.

But with the sudden reappearance of a man she’d once loved, her life wobbles.

She’d thought she was settled. Fixed forever. Is she about to discover that no matter what our age, everything can change?

Is it time to think again, Rachel?

Order your copy online here.

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