I've been a professional writer all my working life. My commissions include fiction and non fiction books; original tv dramas and contributions to series; radio scripts; screenplays; chamber opera libretti; and work in digital media.
The Library at the Edge of the World, book #1 in my 'Finfarran' series of novels, first published by Hachette, will be available in the US and Canada from November 14th 2017 published by Harper Perennial.
" A delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy." ~ Cathy Kelly
" A charming and heartwarming story." ~ Jenny Colgan
"Engaging, sparkling, and joyous." ~ The Sunday Times
I was born in Dublin, Ireland, studied English and Irish language and literature at University College Dublin and emigrated to London in my early twenties where I built a successful career, first as an actress and then as a writer. In 1986 I met and married the English opera director Wilf Judd, then Artistic Director of The Garden Venture at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House.
In 1995 Wilf and I set up JHM, an umbrella company under which creative work arising out of our shared artistic values is conceived and made. A JHM project involves work by one or both of us working partnership, often in collaboration with others.
Wilf and I share a love of literature, theatre, ecology and design, and our life and work are now divided between a flat in inner-city London and a stone house at the western end of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula.
Representation Gaia Banks at Sheil Land Associates UK