Marita Conlon-McKenna lives in Dublin and is the author of the bestselling children's books trilogy Children of the Famine (O'Brien Press), illustrated by Donald Teskey.

The Hungry Road (Transworld), a major novel set against the backdrop of the Irish Famine from Marita Conlon-McKenna, stormed straight to Number 1 on the Irish bestseller list on publication.

Marita's latest text Fairy Hill (O'Brien Press, Feb 2023) follows 13-year-old Anna who is in the west of Ireland staying with her father. Strange things are happening but will anyone believe her?

  • "Another triumph from one of Ireland's most beloved authors" Irish Examiner on Fairy Hill
  • "Powerful... Conlon-McKenna has assembled an excellent cast of characters... the myriad small, moving details help to illustrate the enormity of the tragedy.’ Irish Independent on The Hungry Road
  • "A great service to history... I thoroughly enjoyed it." Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio
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