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. Her third, 'Nothing But Blue Sky,' was published in 2020 and immediately became a bestseller. It received universally warm reviews and was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction.
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.
'Nothing But Blue Sky,' was her third novel and the first to be published by Penguin under their new imprint, Sandycove Press. It's publication was briefly delayed by the Covid pandemic, but it came out in July 2020 and became an immediate bestseller. It was longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction. One of the judges was Bernardine Evaristo, who said it stood out for having a male protagonist.