Christine Breen


Writer Christine Breen at Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.
Christine Breen photo by John Kelly

Her Name is Rose  was my first novel, published in April 2015 by St. Martin’s Press, and translated into Polish and in Turkish, and also available as an audio book. I’ve finished writing my next novel.The Year of Two Blue Moons

New York was home until I moved to the west of Ireland, with my Irish born husband, novelist, Niall Williams, to the same cottage my grandfather lived in.  Thirty years later we’ve made a life, a garden, and raised our two children.

In our early years in Kiltumper, Niall and I’ve co-authored four, bestselling non-fiction books on country living in County Clare, which were published by Soho Press in New York. The first, O Come Ye Back to Ireland, is now available as an ebook.

In 2001-2, my children and Niall and I travelled around the world for 9 months. So Many Miles to Paradise is the travel memoir I wrote about that journey. (Available as an ebook.)

I’ve been a copyeditor for ‘The American Journal of Medicine’, an administrator of writing workshops, the author of a monthly column called View from Kiltumper, and a garden designer.