Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone, Ireland. She was trained as a teacher in Northern Ireland and received a master's degree in Irish Studies in University College, Dublin. She writes for both television and newspapers, and recently published a collection for adults, Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends. She says of the stories in Names Upon the Harp: "What ensures their place in the world of literature is their agelessness, their value as expressions of the perennial art of the story-teller." Ms. Heaney lives in Dublin with her husband, poet Seamus Heaney, and their three children.
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