Mary Beth has been awarded a John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2015! 


Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake) has optioned Film & TV rights to FEVER.


Mary Beth is one of 23 writers featured on CUNY TV's Irish Writers in America Series. Episodes can be seen on


NPR Books picks FEVER as one of the best of 2013! Browse their book concierge.


The San Francisco Chronicle picks FEVER as one of their Recommended Books of 2013!


Library Journal picks FEVER as one of their Best of 2013!


Patrick McGrath reviews FEVER for The New York Times Book Review.


Read Mary Beth's essay in The Daily Beast about visiting Mary Mallon's gravesite.


See Mary Beth on the BBC Breakfast Show! (The link will not work in the United States)


See Mary Beth on Ireland's TV 3 Morning Show!


USA Today describes FEVER as "fascinating."


In a rave review The Boston Globe describes FEVER as "wholly absorbing / deeply moving."


The New York Times excerpts FEVER!     March 15, 2013


The Globe & Mail calls FEVER "intensely readable."  


"Mary Beth Keane inhabits Typhoid Mary in the infectiously readable FEVER." Vanity Fair, March 2013


"Keane not only makes of the headstrong Mary a sympathetic figure, she also brings the New York City of the early twentieth century to teeming life, sweeping readers into the crowded apartment buildings, filthy bars, and dangerous sweatshops of Upper Manhattan. Most movingly of all, she tells a great love story in depicting Mary and Alfred’s flawed but passionate relationship. A fascinating, often heartbreaking novel."   -- from Booklist (starred), February 2013 


In a starred review, Kirkus describes Keane’s Mary Mallon as “a perplexing, compelling survivor.”     February 2013

Library Journal calls Fever a “memorable and emotional human story.”  January 2013

Publisher’s Weekly describes Fever as a story that captures “the squalid new world where love exists in a battlefield both biological and epochal.”  January 2013 

The Bookseller (UK) chooses Fever as pick of the month for April.

Psychology Today picks Fever as one of their "Stand-out books" of 2013


MBK Interviews the 2012 National Book Award Finalists in Fiction

Read them here:

    Louis Erdrich

    Junot Diaz

    Dave Eggers

    Ben Fountain

    Kevin Powers


Julia Glass Introduces Mary Beth at The 5 Under 35 Event