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Juno Dawson - Prospect Cottage Commission

Juno Dawson: Prospect Cottage Commission

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Bestselling novelist, screenwriter and journalist, Juno Dawson is the second of our two writers experiencing a short residency at Prospect Cottage. Juno reads and discusses her commissioned response to the residency as well as her writing in general.

Juno Dawson’s books include the global bestsellers, ‘This Book is Gay’ and ‘Clean.’ She won the 2020 YA Book Prize for ‘Meat Market’ and the first book of her first adult fantasy trilogy ‘Her Majesty’s Royal Coven’ has just been published.

Juno also writes for television and has multiple shows in development both in the UK and US. Her debut short film was ‘The Birth of Venus’ (BBC 2020) and she created the first official Doctor Who scripted podcast ‘Doctor Who: Redacted.’ An occasional actress and model, Juno had a cameo in the BBC’s ‘I May Destroy You’ (2020) and a recurring role in ‘Holby City.’ Juno lives in Brighton. She is a part of the queer cabaret collective known as ‘Club Silencio.’ In 2014, Juno became a School Role Model for the charity ‘Stonewall.’

This event will be chaired by Steven Butler.

“It's genuinely thrilling and hair-raising. Juno is a magician.”
-Russell T Davies on ‘Her Majesty’s Royal Coven’

“‘HMRC’ is such a joy to read – the world building is incredible, the writing sophisticated, and the exploration of gender and identity is done with nuance and care. Utterly compelling.”
-Louise O’Neill


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