Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

The surprise popularity of ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ suggests mainstream cinema is overlooking a key audience

When film journalists are stuck for something to say about the domestic industry they tend to nervously suggest that Irish people enjoy the cinema mor(...)

Billion dollar baby: Patrick Dempsey, Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth in ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’. The third instalment of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones series has taken $41.1 million at the UK box office.

Bridget Jones’s Baby, the third instalment in the big-screen adventures of Helen Fielding’s big-swigging klutz, has done so well at the UK box office (...)

Renee Zellweger in the film of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’. It and Fielding’s debut novel, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, sold more than 15 million copies after they were published in the 1990s

Bridget Jones is back: author Helen Fielding has reunited with her bumbling, much-loved creation again, with the latest instalment in her misadventur(...)

The most successful innovations of the future won’t be ones that rely on the latest technology, but ones that are centered around reuse and recycling,(...)

Caitlin Moran: A modern, pop culture hero. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Caitlin Moran Vicar Street, Dublin *****The tipping point for Caitlin Moran was There’s Something About Mary. Moran made a career as a fine music jour(...)

 Joseph O’Connor:  his story of a rock band’s rise from Thatcher-era London to the Hollywood Bowl has  been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. Photograph: Eric Luke

Joseph O’Connor’s story of a rock band’s rise from Thatcher-era London to the Hollywood Bowl and John Niven’s tale of a debauched Irish novelist ha(...)

Helen Fielding’s latest Bridget Jones book, Mad About The Boy. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Flicking through the Sunday magazines on the way to the green bin, looking at the shiny pictures of countries I’ll never visit and wines I’ll never dr(...)

Helen Fielding: many of the writer’s strengths are on display in the new Bridget Jones novel.  Photograph: Freud/PA

Number of pages in this book: 386, not counting acknowledgements. Hours spent reading this book: five. Laugh out loud moments: three. Alcohol units: 0(...)