Juno Dawson

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Trans writer Juno Dawson: 'The Spice Girls were my female awakening!'
The ‘Queen of Teen’ has written a trans Alice in Wonderland, full of cocaine, cosmetics and the sexually abusive Tweedle twins. She talks about taboos, tattoos – and dating terrible men

Claire Armitstead

11, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Teenage books roundup – review
A memorable verse novel, contemporary drama and magic realism all feature in the best YA releases for May

Fiona Noble

07, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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From Lolita to Winnie-the-Pooh: Juno Dawson on the best banned books
From the ‘unrestrained pornography’ of Nabokov’s classic to Harry Potter’s witchcraft … the This Book Is Gay author looks at literary works that have fallen foul of censors

Juno Dawson

23, Sep, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Juno Dawson on Bingley: 'We possess a realism you don’t get down south'
The author reflects on being young, queer and liberal during race riots, and why being a northerner has helped her navigate the posh world of publishing

Juno Dawson

30, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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What I owe the NHS, by Nadiya Hussain, Clive James and others
As the National Health Service turns 70, actors, writers, athletes, politicians (and patients) pay tribute, from Maggie O’Farrell to David Oyelowo

16, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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New Doctor Who regenerated in fiction by Juno Dawson and Naomi Alderman
The 13th Doctor, as played on BBC One by Jodie Whittaker, will also feature in a novel and a short story by the two acclaimed authors

Alison Flood

11, May, 2018 @12:23 PM

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Juno Dawson: ‘Teenagers have seen things that would make milk curdle’
The YA novelist on researching addiction, dealing with transphobes and why she loves writing for teens

Michael Hogan

01, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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UK school denies Juno Dawson visit was cancelled because she is transgender
Head teacher at St Mary’s in Preston says ‘complex themes’ of new novel Margot & Me necessitated caution but gender was never a consideration

Danuta Kean

15, Feb, 2017 @3:18 PM

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Guardian children's books festival 2016 – what's on
Join Mog author Judith Kerr, Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child and other star authors and illustrators at the Unicorn theatre, London on 23 October for a day celebrating the choicest children’s books

Michelle Pauli

23, Aug, 2016 @2:00 PM

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The best books for summer 2016
From Essex serpents to chimpanzees, political satire to the best new thrillers … leading writers reveal which books they will be taking to the beach

The Guardian

09, Jul, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Spot the difference: why don't teenage book characters have acne?
80% of young people suffer from acne, but it’s not something you spot very often in the world of young adult fiction. Why is this, asks author Juno Dawson?

Juno Dawson

25, Feb, 2016 @4:00 PM

Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson – review
confessionsofabooklover: ‘A survival guide to mental illness’

confessionsofabooklover

10, Feb, 2016 @12:00 PM

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