Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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.

Written by Brandon Williams on Friday, December 14th, 2012

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.

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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.