Meet Carmel

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 (8) and Nate (6). She is also stepmother to Eva, a regular visitor to their home.

She is represented by the James Grant Group.

Her latest books are:  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 and 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.

Her seventh novel, A Thousand Roads Home will be published 18th October 2018.

Her page-turning novels are published worldwide, translated into eight different languages. She is a regular on Irish TV, as one of the panellists on TV3’s Elaine show and previously on Midday show. She has been interviewed in the UK on BBC, in the US on WNDU TV plus on many Irish shows, including Ireland AM, The Morning Show and The Today Show. Radio interviews include RTE’s Ryan Tubridy show and BBC Ulster. She writes feature articles for many newspapers and magazines. A popular keynote speaker she has given talks in Ireland, UK & USA.

Carmel is the Chairperson of Wexford Literary Festival, of which she co-founded and curated since 2014. She is also co-founder of The Inspiration Project alongside author friends Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard.  

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.

Carmel’s other books include 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). 

In Harper Collins London

Carmel plans to write a children’s book about a magical black car that has been buzzing around her head for years.  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.


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