Kate Kerrigan is an author living and working in Ireland. Her novels include the Recipes for a Perfect Marriage which was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year and has been translated into 20 languages, and New York Times bestseller, the Ellis Island trilogy.
Kate began her career as an editor and journalist, editing many of Britain's most successful young women's magazines including more! and Just Seventeen magazine under her birth name Morag Prunty, before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990's. She writes a weekly column in the Irish Mail about her life in Killala, County Mayo - and contributes regularly to the RTE radio program Sunday Miscellany.
Her latest novel, The Dress, is published by Head of Zeus. It is available as an e-book from May 2015 and will be published in hardback in the U.K. in September 2015.
About The Dress: 'Kate Kerrigan's distinct and unique style of storytelling is in linking the ghosts of our pasts with modern dilemmas, interweaving yesterday with today in a mesmerising and moving way. Just beautiful.'
The Dress was a huge pleasure to read; it’s glamorous and gripping and moving. The characters are convincingly complex and the love triangle with Frank, Joy and Honor was thrillingly unpredictable – no central-casting goodies and baddies, this book is far too elegant and intelligent for that. The structure, where Kate goes back and forth between the present day and the past is very skilfully done. It’s a very confident book, the writer is really in charge of her material here, but the best thing she did was make me truly care about all of the characters. Kate Kerrigan writes with wit and intelligence and a masterful understanding of human beings.
I just loved it, I couldn’t bear to be away from it and now that I’m finished it, I miss it.
Recipes for a Perfect Marriage:
Recipes for a Perfect Marriage is that most prized of things, a unique treatment of an old subject. Not only an extremely entertaining read, this wonderful novel is also chock fill of wisdom about all aspects of love and marriage
This is a wonderfully written and instantly engaging novel. But what's most impressive here is the wisdom about relationships. Recipes for a Perfect marriage should be required reading not only for those who are married or contemplating tying the knot, but for any person who longs to make any relationship work better.