Ian Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer.
Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. Fleming is best known for creating the fictional British spy James Bond and for a series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character, which are one of the best-selling series of related novels of all time having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two works of non-fiction. Fleming is reputed to have been the designer of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, one of which was carried out in the Second World War.In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".