Though Marian Keyes grew up around a lot of story-telling, it never occurred to her to try writing.
After studying law and accountancy, she began writing short stories in 1993 ‘out of the blue.’
She sent them to a publisher with a letter saying she was also working on a novel. (Although she wasn’t.) The publishers replied quickly, asking to see the novel and, once her panic had subsided, she began to write what subsequently became her first book, Watermelon. It went on to be an immediate runaway success.
Keyes in conversation is a delight, by turns thought-provoking and hilarious. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear her discuss her extraordinary new book in an interview by Alex Clark.
For ages 16+
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