S H A R O N   O W E N S

w r i t e r   &   i l l u s t r a t o r




Hello and welcome!


I am a New York Times bestselling writer and occasional painter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I studied Illustration at THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART before a short story I wrote in 2002 led to a career in publishing.  


My debut novel THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET was published in twenty-one countries and was award-nominated. I write about lonely people searching for a place of sanctuary. Writers who inspire me include Janet McNeill, Brian Moore, Eoin McNamee and Lucy Caldwell.


I am currently working on my eighth novel, called THE EXHIBITION.


In 2015 one of my paintings was shortlisted by the ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY.


I am married to Dermot and we have one daughter, Alice.


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