Jane Green (author)

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Jane Green
Born Jane Green
(1968-05-31) May 31, 1968 (age 48)
London, England, United Kingdom
Residence Westport, CT, U.S.
Other names Jane Green Warburg
Occupation Author
Years active 2000 - Present
Spouse(s) Ian Warburg
Children 4

Jane Green Warburg (born May 31, 1968), is an Internationally bestselling author, and one of the world's leading authors in commercial women's fiction, with millions of books in print and translations in over twenty five languages. Together with Helen Fielding she is considered a founder of the genre known as chick lit. [1][2]

Green was born in London, England. She worked as a journalist throughout her twenties, writing women's features for The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and others. At 27, she published her first book, Straight Talking, which went straight on to the bestseller lists, and launched her career as "the queen of chick lit". Over the years, she has moved away from the genre she was first known for, to write warm, wise, emotive dramas that reflect the lives of real women and all they are going through.

Frequent themes in her most recent books include cooking, class wars, children, infidelity, and female friendship. She says she does not write about her life, but is inspired by the themes of her life.

Her best-known novels include 'Jemima J', 'The Beach House', and 'Second Chance', just three of her sixteen New York Times bestsellers.

In addition to novels, she has taught at writers conferences, and writes for various publications including The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, Parade magazine, and The Huffington Post.

She has over ten million books in print, and bestsellers all over the world, including sixteen New York Times Bestsellers. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, she is publishing a cookbook: Good Taste, has a weekly column for The Lady magazine in the UK, and in 2015 contributed a story for The Moth Radio Hour.

A Cancer survivor, she continues to raise awareness for Malignant Melanoma, Hashimoto's Disease, and Chronic Lyme Disease.

Personal life[edit]

Green lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband, Ian Warburg (of the famed Warburg banking family), her daughter Tabitha and sons Harrison, Nathaniel, and Jasper, as well as her step-daughter Maximilliana. They also have dogs, cats, and chickens.



  1. ^ "Meet the Writers". Jane Green - Biography. Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  2. ^ "The great chick lit conspiracy". The Independent. 4 November 2002. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 


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