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Bestselling Author Q&A

21 Sep 22


Location: Johnston Central Library

Age: Adult

Booking Required

When: Wednesday 21 September at 1.00pm

Booking Required: Ring 049 4378500/01 or email


Cavan Library service is delighted to welcome Edel Coffey for a Q&A session with readers.

Edel Coffey is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. She lives in Galway with her husband and children.

She began work as an arts journalist and editor with the Sunday Tribune and has since worked as a presenter and reporter with RTE Radio, editor of the Irish Independent Weekend magazine and as Books Editor of the Irish Independent.

Edel’s debut novel Breaking Point was acquired by Darcy Nicholson, Editorial Director at Sphere in September 2020 after a multi-publisher auction and was published in January 2022.

Breaking Point tells the story of Susannah, a frighteningly successful doctor with a husband and two young children. One morning, she leaves her youngest in the car, only realising when it is too late. From this harrowing beginning, unfolds a gruelling court case where Susannah is tried for negligence in the court room and for daring to try to have it all in the media – it is a modern witch hunt. Edel’s debut is at once a thrilling suspense novel with the requisite twists and turns and a rumination on what it means to be a successful woman with children in the world today.

“Breaking Point is raw, compelling, and ground-breaking; Coffey puts the life of working mothers under a microscope. To say I loved it is an understatement, I expect it will be a huge success” Liz Nugent

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