Official Bio

Take the warmth and wit of Maeve Binchy and the secrets and twists of a Liane Moriarty and you get the utterly original and compelling voice of Irish Sunday Times bestseller Carmel Harrington, a voice that has captured the hearts of readers around the world.

Carmel is from Co. Wexford, Ireland, where she lives with her husband Roger and two children, Amelia and Nate.

Carmel writes with incredible compassion and warmth about characters so authentic, they could be sitting right beside you. Her page-turning family-centric novels are translated into eight different languages, all regular chart-toppers.

Latest books are The Woman at 72 Derry Lane (Harper Collins), which was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and remained in the Irish Bestsellers charts for 12 weeks, and Top 20 UK Bestseller Cold Feet The Lost Years (Hodder & Stoughton). This original novel was written in collaboration with Mike Bullen, the creator of the popular ITV show.

Carmel is a regular on Irish TV as a panelist on TV3’s Elaine Show. In addition, she is Chair of Wexford Literary Festival, of which she co-founded. She recently co-founded The Inspiration Project with authors Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard.

Her other bestsellers include The Things I Should Have Told You, which was shortlisted for a BGE Irish Book Award in 2016, Every Time A Bell Rings, The Life You Left and Romantic eBook of the Year 2013 & Kindle Book of the Year 2013 winner Beyond Grace’s Rainbow.

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You can find Carmel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, at @HappyMrsH



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