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Maeve Brennan was born on 6 January, 1917 in Dublin. Discover Maeve Brennan’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 106 years old?

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Age 107 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 6 January 1917
Birthday 6 January
Birthplace Dublin
Date of death New York City
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Nationality United States

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In September 2013 Eamon Morrissey wrote and performed the play “Maeve’s House” at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Many of Brennan’s stories were set in her childhood home at 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin. Morrissey later lived in this house and he eventually met Brennan in New York. The play is about the writer, her work, the house, and their fleeting meeting. It is a one-man show.


In 2004, Angela Bourke’s biography Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker was published. In it, Bourke speculates that Brennan may have been the inspiration for the character Holly Golightly in Truman Capote’s novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958). The two had worked together at both Harper’s Bazaar and The New Yorker.


She died of a heart attack on November 1, 1993, aged 76, and is buried in Queens, New York City.


In the 1980s, Brennan vanished from view and her work was forgotten. After wandering from one transient hotel to another along 42nd Street, she was admitted to Lawrence Nursing Home in Arverne.

Brennan’s writing was largely forgotten in the 1980s. In 1987, Mary Hawthorne, who was then on the staff of The New Yorker, grew interested in Brennan after seeing an older woman, dishevelled and dressed eccentrically, staring at the floor in the vestibule of the offices one day. She learned that the woman was Maeve Brennan, no longer allowed inside, and from Hilton Als that Brennan had been a cult figure to many younger writers on the staff. She began asking around about her, interviewing colleagues, among them William Maxwell, Alastair Reid, Brendan Gill, and Gardner Botsford; family members; and Karl Bissinger, who had photographed her in her glamorous youth. Hawthorne’s essay, “A Traveller in Residence,” appeared in the London Review of Books. The same year, Christopher Carduff, an editor at Houghton Mifflin, published both a new, larger, collection of Brennan’s “Long-Winded Lady” pieces and The Springs of Affection, a volume of her short stories. William Maxwell provided the introduction for The Springs of Affection.


In the 1970s Brennan became paranoid and alcoholic. Hospitalized on numerous occasions, she became destitute and homeless, frequently sleeping in the women’s lavatory at The New Yorker. She was last seen at the magazine’s offices in 1981.


A compendium of her New Yorker articles called The Long-Winded Lady: Notes from the New Yorker was published in 1969. Two collections of short stories, In and Out of Never-Never Land (1969) and Christmas Eve (1974) were also published.

Brennan’s contributions as “The Long-Winded Lady” in The New Yorker are sardonic observations of New York life. In them, Brennan mocks Manhattan society and social tradition, but in a humorous, wistful, and often melancholy manner. In these stories she is an observer eavesdropping on strangers’ conversations in bars, diners, hotel lobbies, and streets in places like Times Square and Greenwich Village. She then embellishes her observations with speculations and autobiographical details. Brennan is always an onlooker in these sketches, never a participant. For example, she watches a street protest against the Vietnam War from a window, but does not venture out onto the street. A compendium of her articles was published in 1969.

Two collections of Brennan’s short stories were published in her lifetime: In and Out of Never-Never Land was published in 1969, and Christmas Eve was published in 1974. These collections were well received in the United States, but there were no paperback editions. None of her books was published in Ireland or the UK.


Edward Albee greatly admired Brennan and compared her to Chekhov and Flaubert. One of the characters in his play Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung is called “Long-Winded Lady”. He dedicated the published editions of Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1968) and Box (1968) to her.


Brennan was writing consistently and productively in the late 1960s. By the time her first books were published, however, she was showing signs of mental illness. Her previously immaculate appearance became unkempt. Her friends began to find her eccentricities disturbing rather than entertaining. She became obsessive.


In 1954, Brennan married St. Clair McKelway, The New Yorker’s managing editor. McKelway had a history of alcoholism, womanizing and manic depression and had already been divorced four times. Brennan and McKelway divorced after five years.


The New Yorker began publishing Brennan’s short stories in 1950. The first of these stories was called “The Holy Terror”. In it, Mary Ramsay, a “garrulous, greedy heap of a woman” tries to keep her job as a ladies’ room attendant in a Dublin hotel.

Brennan’s work was fostered by William Maxwell, and she wrote under The New Yorker managing editors Harold Ross and William Shawn. Although she was widely read in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, she was almost unknown in Ireland, even though Dublin was the setting of many of her short stories.


Brennan moved to New York and found work as a fashion copywriter at Harper’s Bazaar in the 1940s. She also wrote a Manhattan column for the Dublin society magazine Social and Personal, and wrote several short pieces for The New Yorker magazine. In 1949, she was offered a staff job by William Shawn, The New Yorker’s managing editor.

Brennan wrote a novella, The Visitor, in the 1940s, but it was not published until 2000, after the only known copy of the manuscript was discovered in the archives of the University of Notre Dame.


Robert Brennan was appointed the Irish Free State’s first minister to the United States, and the family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1934, when Maeve was seventeen. She attended the Sisters of Providence Catholic school in Washington, Immaculata Seminary, graduating in 1936. She then graduated with a degree in English from American University in 1938. Maeve and her two sisters remained in the United States when her parents and brother returned to Ireland in 1944.


Maeve Brennan (January 6, 1917 – November 1, 1993) was an Irish short story writer and journalist. She moved to the United States in 1934 when her father was appointed to the Irish Legation in Washington. She was an important figure in both Irish diaspora writing and in Irish writing itself. Collections of her articles, short stories, and a novella have been published.

His continuing political activity resulted in further imprisonments in 1917 and 1920. Maeve was born while he was in prison. He was director of publicity for the anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army during the Irish Civil War. He also founded and was the director of The Irish Press newspaper.


She was born in Dublin, one of four siblings, and grew up at 48 Cherryfield Avenue in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh. She and her sisters were each named after ancient Irish Queens: Emer, Deirdre and Maeve. Her parents, Robert and Úna Brennan, both from County Wexford, were Republicans and were deeply involved in the Irish political and cultural struggles of the early twentieth century. They participated in the 1916 Easter Rising but while Úna was imprisoned for a few days, Robert was sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted to penal servitude.