About Carmel

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Irish Sunday Times Bestseller, Carmel Harrington is an award-winning author from Co. Wexford, where she lives with her husband Roger and two children, Amelia (9) and Nate (7). She is also stepmother to Eva, a much loved regular visitor to their home.

She is represented by the Rowan Lawton in YMU Group.

Her seventh novel, A Thousand Roads Home is on sale now.

Other books include:  Sunday Times Bestseller and Irish Book Award Shortlisted Popular Fiction Book of the Year The Woman at 72 Derry Lane (Harper Collins) which remained in the Irish Trade & Mass paperback charts for twelve weeks, reaching no. 2! And the UK Top 20 Bestseller, Cold Feet The Lost Years (Hodder & Stoughton), an official ITV novel based on the popular TV show Cold Feet. Irish Book Award shortlisted novel The Things I Should Have Told You (HarperCollins), Every Time A Bell Rings (Harper Impulse), The Life You Left (Harper Impulse) and Kindle Book of The Year & Romantic eBook of the Year Beyond Grace’s Rainbow (Harper Impulse). 

Her page-turning novels are published worldwide, translated into eight different languages in eleven territories.

She is a regular on Irish TV, as one of the regular panellists on Virgin Media’s Elaine show and previously on TV3’s Midday showShe has also appeared on WNDU-TV, USA, BBC Arts Show, UK, RTE’s The Today Show, TV3’s IrelandAM and TV3’S The Morning Show, Ireland. Radio interviews include The Book Show, RTE Radio 1, Ryan Tubridy Show, RTE Radio 1, The Arts Show, BBC Radio Ulster, Newstalk . 

Her work has appeared in The Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, The Evening Herald, Irish Daily Mail and Woman’s Way and has contributed to several charity compilations including: From Wexford with Love in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, The Beauty of Everyday Life in aid of Teenline, If I Was A Child Again in aid of Barnardos, All I Want For Christmas in aid of Philippines Disaster Fun.

Carmel is co-founder of The Inspiration Project alongside Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard. 

Previously, she was Chair of Wexford Literary Festival from 2013-2018, of which she also co-founded.

Carmel’s background is in sales and marketing, but she swapped the corporate world of an American multinational to become a stay-at-home-mum in 2011. With endless encouragement from Roger, she began to write in between spoon feeds and ABC’s. And to her astonishment, Carmel realised she was quite good at juggling babies and books.

In Harper Collins London

One of these days, she will write the children’s book about a magical black car that has been buzzing around her head for years. But for now, she’s busy working on her eight novel, Finding Greta Gale.

Her favourite place to plot new stories is walking on her beloved Curracloe Beach. So if you spot her talking to herself, be reassured that she’s likely lost in a new world, making friends with new characters.

Want to know more about Carmel? Well then head here.

Want to meet Carmel? Then check out details of her upcoming events here.


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