Cecelia Ahern

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Malahide marina, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? If you’re hankering after a life near the coast, Malahide is a seaside village with plenty on offer. In 2003, the CSO report(...)

Comedian Alison Spittle.

Richie Sadlier Sports pundit, psychotherapist and former professional footballer Richie Sadlier’s book is raw without ever being miserable(...)

Brian Coughlan: The humour too often misses the mark

When we think of the Irish short story, we tend to think in terms of literary fiction, having claim to many great practitioners of the form in this co(...)

Cecelia Ahern fantasises about “a surreal magical room, where I could call a book and it would fly off the shelves and land in my hand, like in ‘Matilda’”.

Would I sound crazy if I admitted to knowing that I have 16,344cm of shelving in my house, of which 10,322cm are filled, leaving me room for about 3,0(...)


Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Marian Keyes has a new book out called The Break, about a woman with a husband who takes a year long “break” from their marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson

Curled up on the sofa of her home in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, author Marian Keyes is thinking about how she’d cope if her husband, Tony Baines, wante(...)

Cecelia Ahern: “When I’m creative I’m Irish, but I have the work ethic of a German.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On an overcast Tuesday morning on Francis Street in Dublin two sharp sounds bounce off the red-brick Liberties facades: the clack-clack of high heels (...)

Cecelia Ahern in Malahide, Co Dublin: “I’m not delusional about what I’m writing . . . I just think everyone should be given the chance to enjoy it.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cecelia Ahern, author of The Marble Collector, a novel about a woman uncovering the secrets of her dementia-suffering, marble-collecting father, ha(...)

Cecelia Ahern wrote her first book at just 21 and recently released her 11th novel: The Year I Met You. An astounding 22 million copies of her book(...)

Portrait: Dara Mac Donaill

I was five years old when I learned that I was going to die.It hadn’t occurred to me that I would not live forever; why would it? The topic of my deat(...)

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