E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl.
After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to
pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take
to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous
romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty
Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she
published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty
Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in
2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty
Shades story from Christian's point of view. Her books have been
published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million
E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World" and Publishers Weekly's "Person of the Year." Fifty Shades of Greystayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Greywas selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS's The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.
She coproduced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed,won the People's Choice Award for Drama in 2018.
E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.
A GoodReads Choice Awards Finalist for Best Romance
"In a class by itself."