One of Britain's bestselling children's authors, with over 25 million books sold, Wilson is a former Children's Laureate and creator of Tracy Beaker.
Jacqueline Wilson biography and information
Jacqueline Wilson's latest bookKaty is the newest book from Jacqueline Wilson, based on the much-loved classic What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge.
Jacqueline Wilson facts
- When she was a teenager, Jacqueline Wilson started working with the Dundee-based publishing company DC Thomson on a new girls' magazine, Jackie, after she had an article published in the magazine.
- Wilson's books are typically realistic stories about modern British children facing problems in their daily lives, ranging from the death of a pet (The Cat Mummy) to divorce (The Suitcase Kid), homelessness (The Bed and Breakfast Star), and abuse (Secrets).
- Her books are usually illustrated by Nick Sharratt, and Sharratt's ink drawings and colourful cover designs have come to be associated with her work.
Book and writing awards
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2000 (The Illustrated Mum); National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2000 (The Illustrated Mum);Blue Peter People's Choice Award 2002 (The Story of Tracy Beaker); National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2003 (Girls in Tears); OBE for services to literacy in schools 2002
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Posted on 9th Oct, 2014 by Jacqueline Wilson
Jacqueline Wilson looks back on her writing "century" - and forward to that difficult second hundred novels.