Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes


Marian Keyes, a preeminent writer of contemporary women’s fiction, is the internationally bestselling author of more than ten novels and two autobiographical works. She lives in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, with her husband.

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes



We’ve got the “hottest young female writer in Britain” to tell us about a few of her favourite things including authors, movies, shops and guilty pleasures …

Favourite thing about being a writer:Meeting my readers.

Favourite thing to snack on while writing:Apples & Percy Pigs (strawberry flavour jelly-style candy – they’re fabulous!)

Favourite item in your closet:Blue suede Paul Smith coat

Favourite place(s) to shop:Selfridges in London; Henri Bendels in New York; and Thrift Stores (for quirky, wacky stuff)

Favourite purchase you’ve made recently:My ice-green Balenciaga handbag. I love it so much I want to sleep with it.

Favourite item(s) always to be found in your handbag:Murray Mints. 68 lipsticks. 14 pens (all leaking). Torn pieces of paper with mystery phone numbers on them. YSL touche éclat. Kleenex patterned with shoes – too pretty to use. Just For Today card.

Favourite author(s):Impossible! – too many – current favourites include Val McDermid, Carolyn Parkhurst, Philip Roth.

Favourite movie:Raising Arizona & Roman Holiday

Favourite place you’d like to travel to:Cambodia & Laos

Favourite thing about being married:Having a best pal always around

Favourite way to spend a Saturday afternoon:In bed

Favourite music to relax to:Silence.

Favourite guilty pleasure:Driving fast.

Favourite thing about Dublin:The way people talk.

Favourite thing about London:The shoe shops.

Favourite character from one of your novels:Jojo Harvey – she’s the woman I want to be when I grow up.

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