Roisin Meaney was fortunate enough to be born in County Kerry in the west of Ireland. In 2001, after thinking about it for over a decade, she began writing her first novel, The Daisy Picker. It won a Write a Bestseller competition and was published in 2004. Four years and three books later she packed in her teaching job to become a full-time writer. She’s currently working on her nineteenth novel, The Book Club, which is scheduled for publication in June 2021.
Her books consistently make the Irish top ten bestseller list. Several have been translated (Norwegian, Danish, German, Italian and Russian) and she is looking forward to her first Slovenian translation. She has also been published in Australia and the US.
She is the author of two children’s books (O’Brien Press, Ireland), and once a month she tells stories to toddlers in her local library. She lives in Limerick city and is a fan of Pilates, chocolate and random acts of kindness.