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Marian Keyes

Author of Sushi for Beginners

Includes the names: MARIAN KEYS, Marian Keys, Marian Keyes

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Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland on September 10, 1963. She was brought up in Dublin, and then she spent her twenties in London. She earned her law degree from Dublin University and then travelled to London where she worked in an administrative job in an accounts office. Keyes developed a drinking problem, and after a failed suicide attempt, entered a rehabilitation program. Keyes began writing short stories four months before she stopped drinking, in 1993, and when she left rehab, she sent them to a publisher. Included with her stories was a letter saying that she had also begun a novel, which she hadn't. The publisher liked the short stories so much that they wrote back and asked for the novel, and Keyes wrote the first four chapters of her novel Watermelon in a week, and was offered a three-book contract. Watermelon was published in 1995. Keyes gave up her job in 1996 to become a full time writer. Her books are published in 35 countries worldwide and have been translated into several different languages, such as Hebrew and Japanese. In 2009, She won the Irish Book Award for her fiction novel, This Charming Man. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Sushi for Beginners… (more)
Sushi for Beginners 2,984 copies, 35 reviews
Watermelon 2,835 copies, 48 reviews
Rachel's Holiday 2,594 copies, 50 reviews
Anybody Out There? 2,444 copies, 64 reviews
The Other Side of the Story 2,364 copies, 30 reviews
Last Chance Saloon 2,246 copies, 36 reviews
Angels 2,145 copies, 34 reviews
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married 2,117 copies, 30 reviews
This Charming Man 1,536 copies, 56 reviews
The Brightest Star in the Sky 1,203 copies, 71 reviews
Further Under the Duvet 614 copies, 8 reviews
The Mystery of Mercy Close 593 copies, 37 reviews
The Woman Who Stole My Life 552 copies, 12 reviews
Grown Ups 438 copies, 16 reviews
Good Behaviour (Introduction, some editions) 847 copies, 18 reviews
Irish Girls About Town: An Anthology of Short Stories (Contributor) 566 copies, 15 reviews
Yeats Is Dead! (Contributor) 408 copies, 11 reviews
Girls' Night Out (Contributor) 222 copies, 5 reviews
Girls' Night In (Contributor) 170 copies, 1 review
The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales (Contributor) 87 copies, 4 reviews
In Sunshine or in Shadow: Stories by Irish Women (Contributor) 52 copies, 2 reviews
Ladies' Night (Foreword, some editions) 22 copies
Party Animal (Contributor) 11 copies

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