Marita Conlon-McKenna

Bestselling Irish novelist Marita Conlon-McKenna writes books that combine strong plotlines with a warmth of writing that never fails to move the reader. In her stunning new novel, Rebel Sisters (Transworld, 2016), as war wages across Europe, the bright, beautiful and unconventional Gifford sisters find themselves caught up in Ireland's fight for freedom. Grace and Muriel both fall in love with leaders of the 1916 Rising, while Nellie actually takes up arms and fights with The Citizen Army in The Rebellion. Marita lives in Dublin with her husband and four children. She is the author of the bestselling Under The Hawthorn Tree trilogy (O'Brien Press).