Maeve Bincy, the treasured Irish author, famous for novels such as ‘Circle of Friends’ and ‘Light a Penny Candle’ has passed away, following a short illness.
The 72-year-old writer, who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, is survived by her husband Gorden Snell.
Maeve was one of Ireland’s best-loved authors, and her sharp wit and depiction of Irish rural life made her a household name, both at home and abroad. A number of her novels, including the famous ‘Tara Road’ were made into Hollywood films.
Having worked as a teacher and journalist following her graduation from University College, Dublin, Maeve went on to become a prolific writer of short stories and published over a dozen novels.
Born in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Maeve Binchy was easily Ireland’s best-known novelist and beloved by many.
Rest In Peace, Maeve.