Jacqueline Wilson Nikolopoulou Sophia A3 Nea Erythraia 2012
Introduction• Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath, England in 1945 and she is a English writer known for her vast and diverse work in children’s literature. Her novels commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Addressing such issues has made her controversial because her readers are young.
Life and education• Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath. She was an imaginative child who enjoyed both reading and inventing stories. Although she was good at English, she had no interest in mathematics. She would often stare out the window and imagine rather than pay attention to the class, leading her final-year teacher at Latchmere to nickname her "Jacky Daydream".• After leaving school at 16 , she began training as a secretary ,but then applied to work with the Dundee-based publishing company Dc Thompson on a new girl’s magazine, Jackie.• At age 19 she fell in love with a printer named Millar Wilson and in 1965 they got married. Two years later ,they had a daughter ,Emma. The marriage was dissolved in 2004 after her husband left her.
Books• All of Wilsons books are fiction except the two autobiographies listed first . Autobiographies:2007 Jacky Daydream2006 My secret diary Children’s book series Stevie day Is there anybody there? Werepuppy Tracy Beaker Mark Spark Freddy’s Teddy Connie Adventurous Holiday Girls Hetty Feather
Non-series books• 1959 Meet the Maggots• 1969 Rickys Birthday• 1972 Hide and Seek• 1973 Truth or Dare• 1974 Snap• 1976 Lets Pretend• 1977 Making Hate• 1982 Nobodys Perfect• 1983 Waiting for the Sky to Fall• 1984 The Killer Tadpole• 1984 The Other Side• 1984 The School Trip• 1986 Amber• 1986 The Monster in the Cupboard• 1987 The Power of the Shade• 1988 This Girl• 1989 Falling Apart• 1989 The Left Outs• 1989 The Party in the Lift• 1990 Take a Good Look• 1991 The Dream Palace• 1992 Video Rose• 1993 Deep Blue• 1995 Jimmy Jelly• 1995 Love from Katie• 1995 My Brother Bernadette• 1995 Sophies Secret Diary• 1996 Beauty and the Beast
Awards and honors• Wilson has won many awards including the Smarties Prize and the Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize. The Illustrated Mum (1999) won the annual Guardian Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British childrens writers, and the annual British Book Awards Childrens Book of the Year; it also made the 1999 Whitbread Awards shortlist. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter Peoples Choice Award. Girls in Tears was the Childrens Book of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards.• Two of her books were "Highly Commended" runners up for the Carnegie Medal in Literature, a distinction that was approximately annual at the time: The Story of Tracy Beaker (1991) and Double Act (1995). (Wilson has not won the annual Medal from British librarians, which recognises the years best book for children or young adults written by a British subject recently, simply the best published in the U.K.)• In June 2002, Wilson was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools, and from 2005 to 2007 she served as the fourth Childrens Laureate. In that role Wilson urged parents and child- care providers to continue reading aloud to children long after they are able to read for themselves. She also campaigned to make more books available for blind people and campaigned against cutbacks in childrens TV drama.• In October 2005 she received an honorary degree from the University of Winchester in recognition of her achievements in and on behalf of childrens literature. In July 2007 Roehampton University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) in recognition of her achievements in and on behalf of childrens literature. She has also received honorary degrees from the University of Dundee, the University of Bath and Kingston University.• In the New Year Honours 2008, Jacqueline Wilson was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).• In July 2012, she was also elected an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Articles• While the December market is traditionally slow for adult fiction, when it comes to kids books, it’s a ripe old time of year. This winter there are books from some familiar names and favourite characters which won’t look bad popping out of a woolly stocking come the end of December. Jacqueline Wilson hit paydirt with the hardback version of Lily Alone (Random House) and the festive timing of this paperback couldn’t be better. When her mum heads off on holiday with a new boyfriend, Lily is left to hold the fort, looking after her three younger siblings. Chaos ensues.
Articles• Jacqueline Wilson is most popular library book author of noughtiesJacqueline Wilson has triumphed over better selling authors such as JK Rowling and Dan Brown to be named the most popular library book author of the last decade.• HER BOOKS WERE LENT 16 MILLION TIMES BY BRITISH PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE 10 YEARS TO JUNE 2009 – OR ALMOST 5,000 TIMES A DAY.• FIGURES OF LIBRARY LENDING, RELEASED TODAY, ALSO SHOW THAT HER BEST KNOWN WORK, THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER, ABOUT A TROUBLESOME 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN A CHILDRENS HOME, WAS THE MOST BORROWED INDIVIDUAL TITLE OF THE DECADE.• By Stephen Adams Arts Correspondent• 12:01am 12 Feb 2010