The novelist Maeve Binchy died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Irish author and columnist who was known for her humorous work about small-town life in Ireland and has published novels that were translated into 37 languages and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from University College Dublin and worked as a teacher at multiple girls’ schools.
She won a Jacob’s Award in 1978 for her play Deeply Regretted By.
She married Gordon Snell in 1977.
John Banville wrote a tribute to her after she passed away.
How did Maeve Binchy die?
Binchy died on 30 July 2012. She was 72 and had suffered from various maladies, including painful osteoarthritis. As a result of the arthritis she had a hip operation. A month before her death she suffered a severe spinal infection (acute discitis), and finally succumbed to a heart attack.
"The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren't as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young."Maeve Binchy
"Modern surgery has been like a miracle to those who thought the pain was going to go on forever."Maeve Binchy
"The most important thing to realise is that everyone is capable of telling a story. It doesn't matter where we were born or how we grew up."Maeve Binchy
"Never mind money; the gifts of time and skill call into being the richest marketplace in the world."Maeve Binchy
"When I was younger, I avoided exercise or anything strenuous. I didn't even enjoy walking. As I got older, I spent so much time marking books or sitting at a desk writing that there was no room for exercise - not that I would have bothered anyway."Maeve Binchy