Maybelle Wallis writes short fiction and historical novels. Her debut novel ‘Heart of Cruelty’ won ‘Meet the Publisher’ at the 2020 Wexford Literary Festival, and was published by Poolbeg. Its sequel, ‘The Piano Player,’ came out in 2022. 

Maybelle is a graduate of St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London.  A paediatrician who spent much of her career in England, she now works in Ireland. She has always wanted to write, and studied creative writing with the Open University, Jericho Writers and Curtis Brown. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society. She loves her adopted country, with its turbulent history and its natural beauty. Her home county, Wexford, nurtures a thriving creative community.


Maybelle Wallis’s books on Goodreads

Heart of Cruelty Heart of Cruelty
reviews: 33
ratings: 43 (avg rating 4.26)
The Piano Player The Piano Player
reviews: 3
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.50)


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