Juno Dawson

One of Val McDermid’s selected writers for the International Literature Showcase


“A School Role Model for LGBTQ charity Stonewall and runs writing and story-telling workshops in underprivileged schools.”

Val McDermid

A contemporary voice in journalism and cutting-edge YA fiction

Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in GlamourThe PoolDazed and The Guardian. She has also contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight. She is presently adapting her 2019 novel, MEAT MARKET for television.

Read Juno’s interview with The Guardian

“One of the bravest, freshest voices” – Laura Dockrill, Observer

“Written with verve, wit and a mischievous love of language…it’s one to just enjoy” – Francesca Brown, Stylist, on CLEAN

“The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend.” – Patrick Ness, on THIS BOOK IS GAY

“Emotional freight train of a novel” – Heat, on CLEAN

“Beautiful, moving and witty” – Cecilia Ahern, on MARGOT & ME

It’s a very special thing to be asked to represent literature from the UK. All authors dream of reaching a global audience, and in times when it’s easy to feel very divided, it’s encouraging that art is being shared around the world.



  • 2019 – Meat Market
  • 2018 – The Good Doctor
  • 2018 – Clean
  • 2017 – What is Gender? How Does it Define Us?
  • 2017 – Margot & Me
  • 2017 – Grave Matter
  • 2017 – The Gender Games
  • 2016 – Mind Your Head
  • 2016 – Spot the Difference
  • 2015 – Under My Skin
  • 2015 – All of the Above
  • 2014 – Say Her Name
  • 2014 – This Book is Gay
  • 2013 – Cruel Summer
  • 2013 – Being A Boy
  • 2012 – Hollow Pike

Contact Juno


Twitter: @junodawson

Insta: @junodawson

Web: junodawson.com


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