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About Patricia O'Reilly


Patricia O’Reilly was born in Dublin. She writes fiction and non-fiction, is an expert on Irish designer Eileen Gray, and lectures on writing in UCD and elsewhere.

Her current focus is on historical fiction. The Interview, set in Paris in 1972, is her latest book. It is the story of Eileen Gray’s meeting with rising star of Fleet Street, Bruce Chatwin; Time & Destiny is also about Eileen Gray; A Type of Beauty the story of Kathleen Newton, long-listed for Historical Novel Society Award, tells of her love affair with French artist James Tissot; Once Upon A Summer is based on a true story set in County Kerry.

Felicity’s Wedding, a contemporary novel was book club choice in Germany. Her short stories are published in magazines and various anthologies.

Her non-fiction titles are: Writing for Success; Working Mothers; Earning Your Living from Home; Writing for the Market and Dying with Love.

In her time she has been a freelance feature writer for newspapers ad magazines, creator of radio documentaries, plays and scores of Sunday Miscellany pieces.