About the Author
Kathleen MacMahon is a writer and journalist. Her first novel, 'This is How it Ends' was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Book of the Year award, as well as two Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and was chosen by the public as runner-up in the RTÉ Liveline listener’s poll for Book of the Year 2012. Her second novel 'The Long, Hot Summer,' was published in 2015 with both critical and commercial success. A former radio and television journalist with Ireland’s national broadcaster, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters.
About the Books
Kathleen Mac Mahon's first novel, 'This is How It Ends,' caused a media sensation at the London Book Fair in 2011 when it was bought by the Little, Brown Book Group in the UK and Grand Central Publishing in the US. The book was translated into more than twenty languages, spent five weeks at the top of the bestseller lists in Ireland, and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice in the U.K.
Her second novel, 'The Long, Hot Summer,' was published to much acclaim in Ireland and the U.K. in 2015 and was a bestseller in Ireland. It will be published in the U.S. in July 2016 and has been warmly praised by authors and critics alike.