Jane Fallon (born 9 December 1960) is the author of four bestselling novels - Getting Rid of Matthew (which reached number 7 in the Nielsen Bookscan Fiction Top 10 in 2007), Got You Back (number 5 in 2008), Foursome (number 8 in 2010) and The Ugly Sister (number 2 in 2011). She is a former television producer and her most famous work is being on the popular series Teachers, 20 Things To Do Before You're 30, EastEnders and This Life. Her books have sold over 650,000 copies in the UK and have been translated into over 20 languages. In 2011 'Foursome' was nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award for Romantic Comedy Fiction. Fallon has been in a relationship with comedian Ricky Gervais since 1982.