Cecelia Ahern (returns): Episode 271

24Nov

With an astounding 25 million books sold, there is no sign of Cecelia Ahern slowing down. This week Cecelia made her return to An Irishman Abroad during what is a very exciting moment in her career.

Cecelia speaks frankly about the shocking meeting that inspired 'Roar', her new collection of short stories (8:00), the incredible TV deal that is in the works with the backing of Nicole Kidman (32:00) and why she feels people are too busy talking rather than listening in today's world (53:00).

From how the critics have shifted from defining her as 'chic-lit' to 'feminist author' (Patreon extended version only) to how she feels re-energised by her new collection (49:00), the process of finding one's own creative voice (20:00), Donald Trump (16:00), rocking the boat (40:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's true literary legends.

The book by Susan Cain discussed by Cecelia and Jarlath in the later stages of this episode was 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.'

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