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

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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 Glamour, The Pool, Dazed 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.” – Juno Dawson


  • 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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