• It's an almost sinful pleasure to delve into anything written by Monica McInerney.

    - Irish American Post, USA
  • You’ll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next.

    - Cosmopolitan
  • A modern-day Jane Austen.

    - The Sun-Herald
  • Lavishly and lovingly explores the resiliency and fragility of family bonds.

    - Booklist, USA
  • Effervescent... Overflows with good humour and laughter.

    - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • You’ll laugh, but you’ll cry a lot more.

    - Marie Claire
  • Warm, witty and moving.

    - Woman's Day
  • McInerney brings humor and insight to issues of sibling rivalry, family secrecy and romantic betrayal.

    - Boston Globe

Welcome to my website. My new novel The Godmothers is out now in Australia and New Zealand, and coming on 21/1/2021 in the UK/Ireland.

Warmest wishes,

monica

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Latest Updates

Researching and writing The Godmothers

The question I’m most often asked about a new novel is ‘what inspired it?’ With The Godmothers, the seeds were planted by two family stories. One is from my childhood, the second more recent. In 1957, my father’s half-sister, then aged 44, … More

Tour Announcement: The Godmothers

I’m thrilled to share details of my Australian tour for The Godmothers. Due to travel restrictions, I’ll be doing in-person events in South Australia only, and online events in partnership with bookshops and libraries across the rest of the country. … More

The Godmothers coming soon

My new novel The Godmothers is on the way: 29/9/20 in Australia/NZ with Penguin Random House, 21/1/2021 in the UK/Ireland with Welbeck Publishing. I’ll be sharing plans of my in-person and digital events very soon. ‘I don’t want two wishy-washy … More