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Sinead Moriarty

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Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty is the number one bestselling author of 15, widely translated, novels published by Penguin Random house. She is also a books ambassador, newspaper columnist, and a former board member of the Arts Council.

Her books have been translated into 25 languages.

Eleven of her novels have been shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.

The Way We Were won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2015.

She is also a columnist with the Irish Independent.

Sinead is a book ambassador and heads up the Eason’s Must Reads book club.

Sinead also sat on the board of the Arts Council.

Sinead’s latest novel About Us tells the story of three couples and one therapist's couch and is published by Sandycove (Penguin Random House)

In September Sinead’s debut children’s book was published by Gill. 

The New Girl tells the story of the special friendship between two school friends Ruby and Safa. 

The new girl is Safa who is a Syrian refugee. 

The book was written to inspire and educate young children on the importance of empathy and went on to win the Teen / Young Adult Book of the Year at The An Post Irish Book Awards 2021

In December Sinead joined the judging panel for the 2022 DUBLIN International Literary Award. Presented annually for a novel written or translated into English, the award is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.

Sinead’s latest novel Yours, Mine, Ours was published by Sandycove (Penguin Random House) in July and tells the story of Anna and James and the challenges they face step-parenting in their new blended family.

Sinead’s new children’s novel The Truth About Riley published in September by Gill, tells the story of Riley, who suddenly finding herself homeless, tries to keep up appearances at school.

Sinead’s latest children’s novel Finding Hope published by Gill, follows Hope as she tries to navigate the death of her mum. Feeling misunderstood, Hope decides to leave home to find the one person who might understand and accept her: Greta Thunberg.

“Climate change is overwhelming for children, we must empower them to find hope”

Read Sinead’s interview with The Sunday Independent:

Praise for 'Yours, Mine, Ours’

“Sinéad Moriarty writes consistently EXCELLENT novels about contemporary life - Yours, Mine, Ours is her best to date. A thoughtful, nuanced exploration of the very real dilemmas of a blended family. There are no trite solutions but it's still a hopeful book, full of love”

Marian Keyes

“With her trademark wit and wisdom, Sinéad gets to the core of what makes a family, what breaks a family and what can put it back together. Thoroughly engaging and entertaining, a delightful read”

Liz Nugent

“I really loved Yours, Mine, Ours. Sinéad is such a brilliant writer. It's utterly charming and life-affirming. Full of wisdom about love's imperfections and all of the everyday obstacles that can get in the way of love . . . very grown-up love story about finding love - and ourselves - as parents. I think people will really fall in love with Anna, as I did”

Edel Coffey

“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. There is no living author who writes about the intricacies of family life quite like Sinead . . . It's funny and wonderfully well observed and gripping too - I was on the edge of my seat to know whether it would all work out in the end. Yours, Mine, Ours really is masterly and Sinéad is a true national treasure”

Claudia Carroll

“A story filled with heart and wit. It's impossible not to root for the characters”

Rachael English

“Empathy, humour and wisdom on every page. A terrific, though provoking, immersive read”

Patricia Scanlan

Praise for About Us

“Funny, tender and hopeful … will keep book clubs talking late into the night!”

Michelle Gallen

“A tender exploration of love in all its forms. I cried and I laughed as I was caught up in the pains, joys, and disappointments of the main characters. I loved the three women who each face a crisis at differing stages of their lives. I loved the way the jigsaws of their lives sometimes seemed to have lost a piece. I loved the way heartache turned to humour on a pinhead”

Dinah Jefferies

“Shines a light between the sheets of marriage beds, and into the psyche of tired relationships. All done with a wicked sense of humour and characters that leap to life, I loved this”

Liz Nugent

“Fabulous … at times laugh-out-loud funny but always gut wrenchingly honest. Prepare to lose a day of your life”

Anna McPartlin

“Oh, what a play this book would make! Three couples, one sofa and characters that leap off the page, grab you by the scruff of the neck and don’t let go. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I put my whole life on hold when I started into it – on the surface such a simple story and yet in Sinéad Moriarty’s hands, it’s masterly. She really is THE most gifted writer”

Claudia Carroll

“A deeply touching exploration of some of the messier realities of relationships, peppered with Sinéad Moriarty’s trademark warmth and humour – this gorgeous story truly was the perfect escape from day-to-day life!”

Melissa Hill

“Complex characters who inhabit lives so similar to our own that their stories provide not only escapism, but also the unexpected comfort and reassurance of very real shared experience. A wonderful read that borders on therapy”

Dr Sabina Brennan

Praise for In My Sister’s Shoes

“A real talent ... Sinéad Moriarty has a gift at unwrapping a good, plausible tale and creating likeable characters that you care about”

Irish Independent

“A fabulous book ... at times touching and at others genuinely hilarious”

Sunday Tribune

“Touching ... warm-hearted”

Irish Mail on Sunday

“A tear-jerker which will have you in stitches”

Full House

“This warm, touching book is truly bittersweet - you will laugh and cry”

My Weekly

“A funny, easy-going, heart-warming read”


“A lovely, thought-provoking tale”

The Sun

“Touching and funny”


“The best book of its kind that his reviewer has come across in ages ... [Marian] Keyes has for years been the undisputed queen of applying the light tender touch to dark, painful subjects - well, Sinéad Moriarty is now a worthy competitor for that crown ... In My Sister’s Shoes bounces with love, life and fun”

Sunday Independent

Praise for The Good Mother

“A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority”

Irish Times

There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story”

Daily Mail

“OMG! I’m an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it”... I just could not put it down”

Eileen Dunne, RTÉ

Praise for This Child of Mine

Gripping ... Sinead’s unique blend of storytelling and humour, mixed with a complex and deeply involving story, will leave you slightly gutted to reach the last page”


“Touching, warm, funny and emotional. She has the gift of telling a very emotive story with grace and empathy”

Woman’s Way

“Sinéad has written a breath taking, rollercoaster ride of a book that will keep readers enthralled until the very last page”


“An enchanting story of love and loss and just how far you would go for the one you love” 

Praise for Pieces Of My Heart

“Touching, humorous and a bit of a tear-jerker, this is a brilliant look at family life”


“Makes you really care ... plenty of laughs and more than a bit of substance”

Irish Mail on Sunday

“The bewildered parents' attempts to help and understand their troubled daughter are both convincing and moving ... thoughtful and enjoyable”

Irish Times

“Moving ... chick lit at its best”

Red Magazine

“Not only addictive and sweet but moving, too ... wonderful”

“A clever blend of the tragic and comic, which is this writer’s forte”

Irish Independent

Praise for The Way We Were

Winner of the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2015

“Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn’t put it down.”

Susan Lewis

“Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.”

Katie Fforde

“Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!”

Paige Toon

“We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars”

Heat magazine

“Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars”

Woman magazine

“Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.”


“Fans of Sinéad know they can expect honesty, humour and great story-telling”


Praise for Seven Letters

“It’s great! Thought-provoking, gripping and moving”

Marian Keyes

“What a devastating, gorgeous read”

Emily Hourican

“I need a therapy session after reading Seven Letters - I’m an emotional wreck!”

Margaret Madden, Bleach House Library

“A must read for all and bravo to Sinéad for this beautiful, thoughtful read”

Woman’s Way

“[Handles] her material with the greatest sensitivity and thought ... might be her finest novel yet”

Irish Examiner

Rights Sold

All titles Penguin Ireland (UK, Ireland, Commonwealth)

Me And My Sisters, The Secrets Sisters Keep, This Child Of Mine, The Way We Were, Never Let You Go, Our Secrets And Lies And Seven Letters : Bookouture (eBook)

Pieces Of My Heart

Evro Giunti (Serbia)

From Here To Maternity

Evro Giunti (Serbia)

In My Sister’s Shoes

Dioptra (Greece)

The Way We Were

Berlin Verlag (Germany)

The Good Mother

Milady an imprint of Bragelone (France), Ikar  a.s Mileticova (Slovak Republc), Euromedia Group (Czech Republic), Alexandra Publishing Group (Hungary)

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