Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike, Cruel Summer, Say Her Name and Under My Skin, written under the name James Dawson. In 2015, she released her first contemporary romance, All ofthe Above. Margot and Me was published in 2017. Her first non-fiction book, Being a Boy, tackled puberty, sex and relationships, and a follow-up for young LGBT people, ThisBook Is Gay, came out in 2014, and a guide to mental health for young people, Mind Your Head, followed in2016.
Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude, GT, Glamour and the Guardian and has contributed to news items concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education on BBC Woman's Hour, Front Row, This Morning and Newsnight.She is a School Role Model for the charity Stonewall, and also works with the charity First Story to visit schools serving low-income communities. Juno's titles have received rave reviews and her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Say Her Name was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2015, and Margot and Me was shortlisted for the Lancashire Libraries Book of the Year 2018. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Women in Creative Industries award.
In 2015, Juno announced her transition to become a woman, having lived thus far as the male author James Dawson. She writes fulltime and lives in Brighton. Follow Juno on Twitter: @junodawson or on Facebook at Juno Dawson Books.
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