Biography of Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding is a British novelist and screenwriter. She is best known for creating the character Bridget Jones, who is featured in several Fielding novels and film adaptations.

Born in Morley, West Yorkshire, Fielding studied at St Anne's College, Oxford, where she earned a degree in English and performed as a member of the Oxford Revue. She published her first novel, Cause Celeb, in 1994 while working as a journalist for various publications, including The Independent and the BBC.

Fielding gained international recognition in 1996 with the publication of Bridget Jones's Diary, a romantic-comedic novel that chronicles the life of a single woman in London. The book was a huge success, and has since been adapted into several films. Fielding continued the story of Bridget Jones with the publication of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 1999, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy in 2013, and Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries in 2016.

Fielding has been honored with several awards for her writing, including the British Book Award for Best Newcomer for Bridget Jones's Diary in 1997. Fielding has also published a book of stories for the charity Oxfam.

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