It was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate runaway success. Its chatty conversational style and whimsical Irish humour appealed to all age groups, and this appeal spread to Britain when Watermelon was picked as a Fresh Talent book. She has gone on to write ten novels and two collections of journalism and short stories, all of which have been bestsellers. Marian is now published in thirty-three languages.
Marian's latest novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, is published by Penguin (November 2014).
She was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, but is now living in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony. She includes among her hobbies, reading, movies, shoes, handbags and feminism.
"It is always darkest just before you open the freezer and find the Hello Kitty icepops that you'd forgotten about" #OldIrishProverbs
But look! Hello Kitty icepops! https://t.co/xZgyD264eT
...lads... I just can't move on... #NoOreos https://t.co/W2qoSDs2e5