Emma Hannigan

Novelist and non-fiction writer
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Emma Hannigan lives in Ireland, with her husband and two children. She is a carrier of the cancer gene, Brca 1, and has battled and beaten cancer eight times. Her first novel Designer Genes (Poolbeg 2009) mirrors her own experience as she strove to lessen her chances of developing cancer, and it was a bestseller in Ireland. Emma is heavily involved in cancer awareness campaigning. Her mission in life, along with writing books, is to show the world that there is life after cancer!

Emma is a self-confessed shopaholic, chocoholic and confides all her secrets to her cat. If a machine is ever invented to translate from ‘meow' to English, she will be well and truly hung.


  • Best of luck 2 everyone taking part. The funds u raise will save lives 🎀 #GreatPinkRun https://t.co/sspKR0XsKH

    Sunset in the West #Stunning https://t.co/CCVXE6bcIL

    @alicanavan Well done on speaking out in today's @TheSundayIndo I've no doubt u'll help countless others. I hope u have brighter days ahead😘