Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern

Infobox Writer


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birthplace = Dublin, Ireland
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nationality = Ireland
period = 2004 - Present
occupation = Novelist
genre = Romance, sentimental, chick lit
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relatives = Bertie Ahern (father),
Georgina Ahern (older sister) and Nicky Byrne (brother-in-law)
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website = http://www.ceceliaahern.ie/

Cecelia Ahern (b. 30 September 1981 in Dublin, in Ireland) is an Irish novelist, since 2004. In addition to publishing several novels, she has also contributed a number of short stories to various anthologies, for which all her royalties go to charity, and she is currently a producer for the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate.

Biography

Personal life

Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and currently dating David Keoghan, an actor who was formerly an Irish hurdler and Olympic hopeful. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife.

In 2000, she was part of the Irish pop group Shimma, who finished third in the Irish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest [ [http://homepage.ntlworld.com/waterloo/2000/irelan00.htm Eurovision Song Contest 2000 ] ] .

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

Writing career

In 2002, when Cecelia Ahern was twenty-one, her first novel "PS, I Love You" was the number 1 bestseller in Ireland (for 19 weeks), the United Kingdom, U.S., Germany and Holland. 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 December 21, 2007.Citation| title = Cecelia Ahern's Official Biography| date =| year =| url = http://ceceliaahern.ie/biography| accessdate = 2007-12-31]

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.

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

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

Her latest book is called 'The Gift' and will be published just before Christmas 2008 in the UK.

Bibliography

ingle Novels

*"PS, I Love You" (2004)
*"Where Rainbows End", (2004) (titled "Rosie Dunne" / "Love, Rosie" in the U.S.A.)
*"If You Could See Me Now" (2005) (titled "A Silver Lining" in the U.S.A)
*"A Place Called Here" (2006)
*"Thanks for the Memories" (2008)
*"The Gift" (2008)

hort Stories

*"24 Minutes" in "Moments", (2004)
*"Next Stop: Table For Two" in "Short and Sweet", (2005)
*"The Calling" in "Irish Girls Are Back In Town", (2005) (with Patricia Scanlan, Gemma O'Connor and Sarah Webb)
*"Mrs. Whippy" (2006)
*"The End" in "Girls' Night In / Ladies' Night", (2006) (with Wendy Holden, Freya North, Cathy Kelly, ...)

The Production Line for Express Magazine

*"Every Year" for "Harrod’s Magazine"
*"The Things That I Remember" for "Woman's Own"
*"Remembering Mum" for "Express Magazine"
*"Mallard and May" for "Woman and Home"

For T.V.

*Samantha Who? (with Donald Todd)

References

External links

* [http://www.ceceliaahern.ie/ Cecelia Ahern's Official website]
* [http://www.cecelia-ahern.de.vu/ Written In The Night - a fansite]
* [http://www.lecturalia.com/autor/570/cecilia-ahern Cecilia Ahern in Lecturalia (Spanish)]

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NAME = Ahern, Cecelia
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SHORT DESCRIPTION = Irish novelist
DATE OF BIRTH = 30 September 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH = Dublin, Ireland
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