Maeve Binchy and me: 16 well-known writers on the influence and legacy of one of Ireland’s most-loved authors

Ten years ago this month, Irish fiction lost one of its most endearing, vivid characters. Credited for tackling the big issues, from abortion and depression to infidelity and divorce, with an impressively light touch, Binchy was one of the first big chroniclers of a quickly changing Ireland. Her successful career spanned 17 novels, three plays, countless collections of short stories and a treasure trove of journalism.

Though her pages were rife with faithless lovers, alcoholism, unwanted pregnancies and even murder, Ms Binchy resisted being described as a romance novelist. For one thing, she pointed out, her heroines were less inclined to win the dashing hero than they were to learn to live, quite capably, without him,” The New York Times noted in its obituary of the writer.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/maeve-binchy-and-me-16-well-known-writers-on-the-influence-and-legacy-of-one-of-irelands-most-loved-authors-41818204.html Maeve Binchy and me: 16 well-known writers on the influence and legacy of one of Ireland’s most-loved authors

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