Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin and was the London Correspondent for the IRISH TIMES. Her first novel was LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, and she has now sold around 40 million copies of her books around the world. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.
Maeve Binchy is the bestselling author of "Light a Penny Candle", "Echos", "Firefly Summer", "Silver Wedding", "Circle of Friends", "The Copper Beech", "The Glass Lake", "Evening Class", & Oprah's Book Club selection "Tara Road". With artist Wendy Shea, she created "Aches & Pains", a nonfiction collection showing the lighter side of hospital stays & at-home convalescence. She lives in Dalkey, Ireland, with her husband, writer Gordon Snell.