Carmel Harrington is from Co. Wexford and is published with Harper Collins. Her books are being translated into eight languages and are regular chart-toppers.
Carmel is the Chairperson of Wexford Literary Festival, which she co-founded in 2014 and has curated ever since.
She is also one of the panelists on TV3’s Midday show, a book reviewer for South East Radio and a regular contributor to The Irish Independent.
Carmel’s much anticipated fourth novel, The Things I Should Have Told You, will be published 8th September 2016, in Trade Paperback in Ireland & on Kindle worldwide.
It will be published in audio format December 2016 and mass paperback in UK & Ireland January 2017.
Her third book Every Time A Bell Rings was inspired by the beloved movie It’s A Wonderful Life and has received critical acclaim. Actress Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in It’s A Wonderful Life has said that it ’embraces the spirit and the message of the movie…A must read.’ It was also described by best-selling novelist Claudia Carroll as ‘Beautiful and uplifting…Written with such heart it warms the soul.’
She has been interviewed on TV in Ireland and USA and is a popular keynote speaker, in USA, UK and of course all over Ireland. Here are some of Carmel’s favourite pictures of writerly events!
Carmel has written a number of plays, A Dunganstown Romance, was performed by the New Line Theatre, in the Wexford Art’s Centre.
Carmel is represented by Tracy Brennan of Trace Literary Agency.
Living in Co. Wexford with her husband Roger and two children Amelia (6) and Nate (4), she can often be seen walking on her beloved Curracloe Beach, talking to herself as she plots new stories! She’s also step-mother to Eva (13) and contrary to the folklore of fairytales, she’s not one bit evil.
Anything else you need to know? Carmel has a borderline unhealthy obsession for The Walking Dead. And Tayto crisps.