The final novel of Maeve Binchy has made her the highest earning Irish author of 2013. A Week in Winter sold 36,582 copies and earned €525,925.65 between September and the end of the year. Binchy’s books sold a total of 40,000,000 copies in 37 different languages over the course of her lifetime.
The final novel written by the late Irish author Maeve Binchy, A Week in Winter, has proven to be a major Christmas blockbuster; the biggest of her career. The novel’s sales, published last month by Orion, are up nearly 50% over her previous publication, Minding Frankie.
Maeve Binchy (1940-2012) was an Irish author who wrote about small-town life in Ireland with a humourous slant. Her novels often contained surprise endings. Her success as a novelist caused her to become one of Ireland’s richest women. Binchy passed away in 2012 after a short illness.
BBC News has reported that popular Irish novelist Maeve Binchy has passed away at the age of 72 following a brief illness. Maeve penned a number of bestsellers, including Circle of Friends, Evening Class, Heart and Soul, Tara Road and Minding Frankie.