Maeve Binchy: Biography

Maeve Binchy

28 maj 1940

Maeve Binchy was born on May 28,1940 in Dalkey, a small village outside of Dublin, Ireland and went to school at the Holy Child Convent in Killiney. To this day she draws on her experiences there when creating the rural villages so often found at the heart of her novels.

Maeve Binchy received her B.A. from University College in Dublin and became a teacher. Her teaching post at a Jewish school and subsequent vacation in Israel inspired her to work on a kibbutz there.

In 1969 she joined the Irish Times. For some ten years Maeve Binchy was based in London writing humorous columns from all over the world; today she divides her time between Co Dublin and London, where she also has a home. Maeve Binchy began her writing career as a journalist and her first book was a collection of her articles. The next three books were collections of short stories: