Celia Walden is an author, journalist and columnist for the Daily Telegraph who also writes for Glamour magazine, GQ, Elle, Porter Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, Standpoint, The Spectator, Russian Vogue and Point de Vue in France – and is a regular contributor to ITV’s Lorraine. She began her journalism career at publications including the Evening Standard and Daily Mail.
Born and raised in Paris, Celia has a degree in French and Italian Literature from Cambridge, is fluent in French, Italian and Russian and known for her articles, opinions and commentaries on women’s issues, social etiquette, health, beauty, cars and fashion – as well as her wry views on the vagaries of modern life.
Her first book, Harm’s Way – described by Grazia as “a subtle, sensual, absorbing tale” and the Observer as a “gripping debut” – was published in 2008 and translated into four languages and her second book, Babysitting George, was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week and nominated for the William Hill 2011 Sportsbook of the Year prize.
Having spent the last five years living and working in LA, she, her husband, Piers Morgan, and daughter now divide their time between LA and London.


Celia has appeared on UK and US television for many years, in myriad guises from presenting and newspaper reviews to social and political commentary, and topical debate. 
She has been a regular guest on shows as diverse as The Today Show, Andrew Neil’s This Week and Daily Politics, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, GMTV, Richard & Judy, Good Morning Britain and Lorraine. 
She has also been employed as a Special Correspondent for big events including the Oscars on Lorraine and the Royal Wedding on NBC’s Today Show. 


(Book representation: Eugenie Furniss at Furniss Lawton)

The book is a fascinating, and ultimately disturbing, look at the rise of celebrity culture.

Sanderson Jones, The LadyOn Babysitting George

I found this book oddly moving and enjoyed its observations about the crazy world of tabloid journalism and celebrity.

Patrick Neale, Co-owner Jaffè & NealeOn Babysitting George

The book is as much an account of the making of a young journalist as it is of the ruin of a great talent. It is a strange, revealing and rather disturbing achievement.

Jane Shilling, Daily MailOn Babysitting George

In vivid dialogue and fond memory she gives candid background colour and rare balanced complexity to the tragedy of a dying man in his last days.

Ian Finlayson, The TimesOn Babysitting George

It offers the reader a touching insight into George Best the man-and the media circus that made him.

The EconomistOn Babysitting George

A dark, Single White Female-style tale set in a Paris that is as seedy as it is glamorous... An observant read detailing life's harder lessons, the careless disregard of youth and the silent desperation of age.

GlamourOn In Harms Way

Harm's Way has given us the modern-day woman, immensely complex morally and emotionally. It is also utterly engrossing and intriguing.

Jung Chang, author of Wild SwansOn In Harms Way

Unravels in betrayal and suspense

VogueOn In Harms Way

A subtle, sensual, absorbing tale

GraziaOn Harm's Way

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