Actress / Author / Scriptwriter
Juno Dawson is the international bestselling author of Young Adult novels and non-fiction, including the bestselling CLEAN and THIS BOOK IS GAY. Her novel MEAT MARKET was the winner of the YA Book Prize 2020. Juno’s titles have been translated into twenty-five languages around the world and several are in development for television.
Juno is developing a number of projects for television with companies including Tiger Aspect, Carnival Film & TV, SquareOne Entertainment and Stolen Pictures. Added to this, in 2018, Juno wrote the first official BBC novel to feature Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ in THE GOOD DOCTOR.
Juno is a columnist at Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine, The Pool and The Metro. She has appeared on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, Lorraine, Good Morning Britain, This Morning, Newsnight, Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and the official Love Island podcast. She is able to discuss sex, gender, sexuality, education, feminism and politics. She has modelled for Warehouse UK and MAC Cosmetics. She has appeared in fashion spreads for Glamour UK, Attitude, Happyful and Alright Darlin Magazine.
Juno grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who and training at Stage 84 School of Performing Arts. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper. In 2015, Juno underwent gender transition.
Juno writes full time and lives in Sussex. In her spare time, she STILL loves Doctor Who and is a keen follower of horror films and connoisseur of pop music. In 2014 Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.
Photo credit Eivind Hansen.