(Yorkshire, UK, 1958) English author and journalist. After graduating from Oxford University in English Literature, Fielding worked as a newspaper and TV journalist, first for the BBC as a writer and researcher, before going on to work as a journalist and columnist for several national newspapers, including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph
and The Independent
. It was at The Independent
that her best-known work, Bridget Jones’ Diary
, came into being. It started as an anonymous column in 1995, detailing the life of its eponymous heroine, a single thirty-something woman in London.
The success of the column led to two best-selling novels, Bridget Jones’ Diary
(1996) and Bridget Jones’ Diary: The Edge of Reason
(1999), both of which were subsequently adapted for film, the screenplays of both co-written by Fielding herself. Mad About the Boy
(2013) and Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries
(2016) form the third and forth instalments of the Bridget Jones story. She is currently at work on the fourth movie and a musical of Bridget Jones' Diary
as well as a new US TV drama and comedy.