Her novels, which were translated into 37 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and her death, announced by Vincent Browne on Irish television late on 30 July 2012, was mourned as the passing of Ireland’s best-loved and most recognisable writer.
In September 2012, a new garden behind the Dalkey Library in Dublin was dedicated in memory of Binchy.
In 2014 the University of Dublin announced the first annual Maeve Binchy Travel Award. The €4000 award will help student winners ‘pursue a novel travel trip to enhance their writing skills’.
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