Maggie O’Farrell
was born in Northern Ireland in 1972, and grew up in Wales and Scotland. She now lives in Edinburgh with her family.

Her debut novel, AFTER YOU’D GONE, was published to international acclaim, and won a Betty Trask Award, while her third, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, won the 2005 Somerset Maugham Award.

Watch Maggie talking about her stunning new novel
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