earned a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin in 1939, with prizes in Anatomy and Biology. He graduated M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. from St. George's Hospital, London in 1943. He was a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps in World War II. His medical practice included general practice in Kent and part-time practice at Her Majesty's Prison, Maidstone,England from 1952 to 1964. He once said, "Medicine, to me, was a sentence I had to fulfill in order to be free to write."
His first book, The Frog Prince and Other Poems, was published in 1952 in England. In 1966 he moved to the United States, where he was author-in-residence at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Here he became professor of English literature, leaving his british medical practice behind forever.He retired in 1981.
Three of his books were later reissued in The Phoenix Fiction Editions through the University of Chicago Press in 1983-86.
Peters Fraser & Dunlop of London proudly represents the Estate Of Gabriel Fielding. Pretty Doll Houses, In The Time of Greenbloom, and The Birthday King are available August 27th, 2013 through Amazon and Bloomsbury Publishing as digital, Kindle, editions.
"It is a matter for grave doubt that Mr. Fielding could write anything from a postcard to a lexicon without perception and grace and brilliance"-Dorothy Parker