Hazel Gaynor is an award-winning, New York Times, USA Today, Globe and Mail, Irish Times and national bestselling author. Her debut novel, The Girl Who Came Home, won the 2015 Romantic Novelists’ Association Historical Novel of the Year award, The Girl from The Savoy was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year, and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter was shortlisted for the 2019 Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown Award. Hazel’s most recent novel, When We Were Young & Brave/The Bird in the Bamboo Cage was a national bestseller in the USA, an Irish Times bestseller, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Novel of the Year. She is currently working on her seventh solo novel.
Hazel’s co-written novels with Heather Webb have all been published to critical acclaim. Last Christmas in Paris won the 2018 Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award, and Meet Me in Monaco was shortlisted for the 2020 Romantic Novelists’ Association Historical Novel award. Their latest novel, Three Words for Goodbye, is available now.
Hazel was selected as a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick and by Library Journal as one of Ten Big Breakout Authors for 2015. Her work has been translated into seventeen languages and is published in twenty-three countries to date. Originally from Yorkshire, England, she now lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.