The Bride

A story by Maeve Brennan to mark her 30th anniversary: ‘All that night, she lay awake in a panic, thinking of ways to break with him. It would be heartless to tell him straight out that she had no use for him.’

Fiction 1st November 2023

Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan was born in Dublin on January 6th 1917 and moved with her family to Washington D.C. in 1934. She later settled in Manhattan and worked in the New York Public Library and at Harper's Bazaar before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1949. During her lifetime, she published two collections of short stories, In and out of Never-Never Land and Christmas Eve, and a collection of essays, The Long-Winded Lady: Notes from the New Yorker. She spent her final years in the Lawrence Nursing Home in Arverne, New York. She died of heart failure on November 1st 1993.