Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. At twenty-one, she wrote her first novel PS, I Love You, which was sold to forty-seven countries. The film of the same title, starred Hilary Swank in the leading role. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004, reaching number 1 in Ireland and in the UK Sunday Times bestseller list.
She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and her novels have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series, including the Emmy award winning ABC comedy series, Samantha Who?
Cecelia was nominated for Best Newcomer 2004/5 at the British Book Awards for her debut novel PS, I Love You. She won the 2005 Irish Post Award for Literature and a 2005 Corine Award for her second book Where Rainbows End, (Fur Immer Viellecht) which was voted for by German readers. In 2006, she was long-listed for the IMPAC award for PS I Love You. Cosmopolitan US honoured her with a Fun Fearless Fiction Award 2007 for If You Could See Me Now. Irish Tatler awarded her Writer of the Year at the Woman of the Year awards in 2009. Cecelia’s fifth novel Thanks for the Memories was nominated for Most Popular Book in the British Book Awards 2008. Cecelia was voted Author of Year in the UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2008.
Cecelia Ahern will be interviewed by Donal Ryan at the Lime Tree Theatre at 12p.m, Sunday 26th February. Click here for tickets.