Cecelia Ahern

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Cecelia Ahern
Cecelia Ahern.jpg
Born (1981-09-30) 30 September 1981 (age 32)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Irish
Education Griffith College, Dublin
Period 2002 – present
Genre Romance, sentimental, chick lit
Notable works PS, I Love You, Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks For The Memories, The Gift and The Book of Tomorrow
Relatives Bertie Ahern (father),
Georgina Ahern (older sister) and Nicky Byrne (brother-in-law)
Website
www.ceceliaahern.ie

Cecelia Ahern (born 30 September 1981) is an Irish novelist since 2004. She has published several novels and contributed a number of short stories to various anthologies.

Ahern also created and produced the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate.

She is a face of Littlewoods Ireland.[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ahern is the daughter of the former Taoiseach of Ireland, Bertie Ahern. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern, is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife. In 2000, Cecilia Ahern was part of the Irish pop group Shimma, who finished third in the Irish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Before starting her writing and producing career, she obtained a degree in Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin.

On 14 December 2009, it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin.[2] One of her spokeswomen confirmed in March 2012 that she was pregnant with second child.[3] Cecilia gave birth to her second child a boy named Sonny on 23 July 2012.[4]

Writing career[edit]

In 2002, when Cecelia Ahern was twenty-one, she wrote her first novel, PS, I Love You. Published in 2004, it was the number 1 bestseller in Ireland (for 19 weeks), the United Kingdom, U.S., Germany and the Netherlands. It is sold in over forty countries. The book was adapted as a motion picture directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. It was released in the USA on 21 December 2007.[5]

Her second book, Where Rainbows End (U.S. Love, Rosie), also reached number 1 in Ireland and the UK, and won the German CORINE Award in 2005.[5]

She has contributed to charity books with the royalties from short stories such as Irish Girls are Back in Town and Ladies' Night.

Cecelia was the co-creator with (along with Donald Todd) and producer of the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate, Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito, Barry Watson, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy and Tim Russ.[5]

Her book The Gift and was published just before Christmas 2008 in the UK.[5] Her following book, The Book of Tomorrow, was published on the 1 October 2009.

Bibliography[edit]

Single novels[edit]

"Rosie Dunne" (2005)

Short stories[edit]

The production Line for Express Magazine[edit]

Television work[edit]

  • Samantha Who? (with Donald Todd)
  • Zwischen Himmel und Hier (Between Heaven and Here) (for ZDF)
  • Mein Ganzes Halbes Leben (My Whole Half LIfe) (for ZDF)

Film adaptations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morahan the new face of Littlewoods". RTÉ. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cecelia Ahern gives birth to baby girl". BBC World News (The BBC). 14 December 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Sweeney, Ken (26 March 2012). "Cecelia expecting summer baby". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Butler, Laura (27 July 2012). "Baby boy for Cecelia and David". Herald.ie (Herald.ie). Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d Cecelia Ahern's Official Biography, retrieved 2007-12-31 

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