Born in Holycross Co. Tipperary, Anne Haverty was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the Sorbonne. Her first novel, One Day As A Tiger, a rural tragic-comedy won the Rooney Prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread.
The Far Side Of A Kiss, set in Hazlitt’s London of the 1820’s, was long listed for the Booker Prize. The Free And Easy, a novel about Celtic Tiger era Ireland, appeared in 2006. Her poetry collections are The Beauty of the Moon (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation) and A Break In The Journey (2018). Her biography of Constance Markievicz, An Independent Life was first published in 1989 and re-issued as Irish Revolutionary in a new edition in 2016.
She has written literary criticism and journalism for publications such as the TLS and The Irish Times, scripts for film and radio and co-directed the C4/RTE documentary, The Whole World In His Hands. Her work has been translated into several languages.
She has been a Visiting Professor at the Adam Mickievicz University in Poznan and at TCD, and she lives in Dublin.