Who is Cecelia Ahern? Meet 'Roar' author who also wrote 'PS, I Love You'
If you're an avid reader, then Cecelia Ahern is certainly a name you're familiar with. But for those of you who appreciate a good story but aren't a big fan of reading, she is the woman behind works such as 'PS, I Love You' and 'Where Rainbows End'.
Now, get ready to see Ahern's work make it to the silver screen, with Apple TV+'s adaptation of her anthology series, 'Roar'! Looking for more anthology based series? You might want to check out – 'Modern Love', 'The House' and 'Little America'.
Who is Cecelia Ahern?
Cecelia Ahern is an Irish novelist. She was born on 30 September 1981 and is the daughter of the former prime minister of Ireland, Bertie Ahern. She has a degree in journalism and media communications from Griffith College Dublin. She was also a part of Irish pop group Shimma. Ahern has written bestsellers such as 'A Place Called Here', 'Thanks for the Memories', 'The Gift', 'The Book of Tomorrow', 'The Time of My Life' and 'One Hundred Names' among others. She has also won numerous awards, such as the 2005 Irish Post Award for Literature, the 2005 Corine Literature Prize, Author of Year by UK Glamour Women in 2008 and Tatler's Writer of the Year in 2009.
Cecelia Ahern's net worth
Ahern has had her work published in over 50 countries and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Two of her works have been adapted in major motion pictures — 'PS, I Love You' and 'Love, Rosie'. So it comes as no surprise that All Famous Birthday's lists her net worth as $1.5 Million. She also created and produced the ABC comedy 'Samantha Who?', featuring Christina Applegate.
What is 'Roar' about?
As per the synopsis of the book — "In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern illuminates the myriad ways in which women overcome adversity with wit, resourcefulness and compassion. Exploring dilemmas and aspirations that women everywhere will relate to, these unforgettable tales blend magical realism and familiar scenarios with startling and often hilarious results. In matters ranging from marriage and childrearing to politics and career, the heroines of these thought-provoking stories confront problems both mysterious and mundane: one woman is tortured by sinister bite marks that appear on her skin; another is swallowed up by the floor during a mortifying presentation; yet another resolves to return and exchange her boring husband at the store where she originally acquired him. As they wrestle with obstacles of all kinds, their reality is shaped by how others perceive them – and ultimately, how they perceive the power within themselves.By turns sly, whimsical and affecting, these 30 short stories are an inspiring examination of what it means to be a woman today." Although the AppleTV+ series doesn't cover all 30 stories in this anthology, fans can expect to find 8 episodes, covering different stories.
'Roar is set to premiere on April 15, 2022. You can watch it exclusively on Apple TV+