Cecelia Ahern was born on 30 September 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of Bertie Ahern, Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) since 26 June 1997, and is the sister-in-law of Nicky Byrne of Irish popgroup Westlife, who is married to her older sister, Georgina Ahern. In 2000, Cecelia was part of the Irish pop-group Shimma, who finished third in the Irish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a Degree in Journalism and Media Communications.

At twenty-one, she wrote her debut novel PS, I Love You, published in January 2004, which was sold to over forty countries. The novel was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004, reaching No.1 in Ireland and in the U.K. Sunday Times bestseller list and was selected for the Richard and Judy Summer Read campaign. It was also a bestseller throughout Europe and the U.S.A., staying on the best-seller list in Germany for over 52 weeks. For her debut novel, she was nominated for Best Newcomer 2004/05 at the British Book and in 2006, she was long-listed for the IMPAC award. The film of the same title was optioned by Warner Bros and Wendy Finerman Productions. It has now been made into a motion picture directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates, Gerry Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Gina Gershon and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Cecelia Ahern continues living in Dublin and is currently writing her next novel.

Book List in Order: 28 titles

  • Pre-order today. The brand new novel from million-copy bestselling author Cecelia Ahern. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ...


  • Sixteen years after Cecelia Ahern's bestselling phenomenon PS, I Love You captured the hearts of millions, the long-awaited sequel follows Holly as she helps strangers leave their own messages behind for loved ones. Seven years after her husba...


  • From the bestselling author of P.S., I Love You, a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates--sometimes in fantastical ways--how women of all kinds navigate the world today. In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Aher...


  • The Sunday Times Top Ten BestsellerShe will change your life forever.''An emotional love story with great heart'' Sunday ExpressIn the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman ...


  • Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the publi...


  • A box of possessions.A father with no memory.A daughter with just one day to piece together the past.When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s belongings, her seemingly uneventful life suddenly alters and shifts.In th...


  • Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinct...


  • *Winner of the Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year*A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented authorThe year that changed my life. For Jasmine, losing her job felt like losing everything.The year I found h...


  • Arriving on the planet Cashel, the Tenth Doctor witnesses a strange masked ball. To guarantee peace, Prince Zircon has to choose a bride from the Bog People – dead men and women who have been resurrected as slaves. Or as warriors. But Zircon is i...






  • ''Tender, funny and romantic'' Marie ClaireChristine Rose is crossing the Ha''penny Bridge in Dublin late one night when she sees a stranger, Adam, poised to jump. Desperate to help, she talks him into a reckless deal: if he gives her two weeks - til...



  • The uplifting and thoughtful novel from the uniquely talented author. Everyone has a story to tell... Journalist Kitty Logan's career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything sh...


  • Are you taking your life for granted? Lucy Silchester is. And she's lost sight of everything important. Because Lucy's lying to herself--and to everyone else--about what's going on. Her friends are cut short, her family cold-shouldered and her work c...


  • Two powerful and unforgettable short stories from the Number One bestselling authorGirl in the MirrorLila knows how lucky she is to have found the man of her dreams. But when a secret from her family's past comes to light on her wedding day, her dest...


  • From the author of the New York Times bestseller P.S. I Love You comes an engrossing new novel . . . filled with family secrets, intrigue, and magic aplenty (Booklist). Born into the lap of luxury and comfortable in the here and now, spoiled, temp...



  • "New York Times" bestselling author Cecelia Ahern spins a witty, warm, and wise modern-day fable of love, regret, hope, and second chances. Extremely successful executive, Lou Suffern is always overstretched, immune to the holiday spirit that deli...


  • A woman in trouble turns to ice cream, and just might find love in its pursuit. Emelda is 46 years old. Her husband, Charlie, has just left her for a 23-year-old dancer. Her five difficult sons worship their father and blame Emelda for his departure....


  • How can you know someone you've never met? Joyce Conway leaves hospital after recovering from a terrible accident. Having faced a near-death experience, she is suddenly awakened to the stark reality of her futile marriage, and vows to start afresh --...






  • From the bestselling author of P.S. I LOVE YOU and LOVE, ROSIE, comes a tale of a woman who learns that sometimes it takes losing everything to truly find yourself...Since Sandy Shortt's childhood classmate disappeared twenty years ago, Sandy has bee...


  • in Girls' Night Out

    Too tired to doll up and head out for a night on the town? (It happens to the best of us.) Just dip into this year's must-read collection for a Girls' Night Out to remember and indulge in tales of reunions and weddings, sisters and friends, endings a...


  • From the internationally bestselling author of PS, I Love You, a lively and romantic novel about two lost souls who find each other in the most unexpected way Everything in Elizabeth Egan's life has its place. Order and precision keep life under c...


  • In her third novel, Cecelia Ahern introduces us to two sisters at odds with each other. Elizabeth's life is an organized mess. The organized part is all due to her own efforts. The mess is entirely due to her sister, Saoirse, whose personal problems ...


  • Since Sandy Shortt's childhood schoolmate disappeared twenty years ago, Sandy has been obsessed with missing things. Finding becomes her goal - whether it's the odd sock that vanished in the washing machine, the car keys she misplaced in her rush to ...


  • in Irish Girls Are Back in Town

    You thought you'd heard the whole story? They painted the town green in the acclaimed international bestseller Irish Girls About Town. Now Irish Girls Are Back In Town ...and their unique charm resonates throughout this high-spirited gathering of ...


  • Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way . . . Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news t...


  • Childhood friends Rosie and Alex whose relationship must survive many trials and tribulations, not least the discovery of their true feelings for one another. From naughty children to rebellious teenagers and mixed-up twenty- and thirty-somethings, R...


  • Holly and Gerry are the kind of perfectly happy married couple that others envy. Then, at the age of thirty, Gerry is diagnosed with a terrible illness. Months after Gerry's death, Holly receives a package of letters that he's left for her, instructi...