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Helen Fielding


UK flag (1959 - )

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire and now lives and works in London. Bridget Jones's Diary was her second novel following the publication of Cause Celeb in 1994. Fielding worked for the BBC for several years where she produced documentaries in Africa for Comic Relief. Cause Celeb combines the comic and the tragic, examining the uneasy relationship between starving people in Africa and celebrities in the West.
 
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Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Edge of Reason
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2014) : Mad About the Boy
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Book winner (2017) : Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries


Helen Fielding recommends
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The Best Awful (2003)
(Suzanne Vale, book 2)
Carrie Fisher
"Hilarious and original...funny, perceptive, engaging, touching...and honest (though of course it's all entirely fictional."
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Liars and Saints (2003)
Maile Meloy
"Wise, witty and beautifully written."
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Maneater (2003)
Gigi Levangie Grazer
"This book has changed my life - I now understand the importance of only drinking red drinks."
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So 5 Minutes Ago (2004)
Hilary de Vries
"A delicious Hollywood girls' book written with an insider's wit. I gobbled it up gleefully, like chocolate."

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