Maeve Brennan (1917-1993) was an Irish writer and a journalist. In 1934 she moved to the USA, where she worked in The New Yorker writing sketches, short stories, essays, fashion notes. In the 1950s and 1960s she was well-known in the USA, but not in Ireland, though Dublin was a frequent setting of her short stories. Her published works include The Long-Winded Lady: Notes from The New Yorker (1969), In and Out of Never-Never Land (1969) and Christmas Eve (1974). Her novella The Visitor written in 1940s was discovered and published only in 2000.