Henrietta McKervey has written three novels. Her third, Violet Hill, is the story of two unusual female detectives, a hundred years apart. Her previous book, The Heart of Everything, which was an Irish Times Book Club choice, tells the story of estranged adult children forced to reunite when their mother mysteriously disappears. Her debut novel, What Becomes Of Us, was set in 1966, at the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising. She has a Hennessy First Fiction Award and was the inaugural winner of the UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award in 2014; her travel project 'The General Synopsis at Midnight' explored the sea areas of the Shipping Forecast. She regularly speaks at book festivals - such as the International Literature Festival Dublin, Belfast Book Festival, Dublin Book Festival, West Belfast Arts Festival and Dublin Festival of History.
Born in Belfast, she now lives in Dublin.