Jacqueline Wilson

Award-winning English Writer
Born Dec 17, 1945

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL is an award-winning English author, known for her vast and diverse work in children's literature. Her novels have been adapted numerous times for television, and commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Addressing these issues has made her controversial because of her young readership.… Read More

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1945 Birth Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1945. … Read More


1991 45 Years Old When Wilson focused on writing, she completed a few crime fiction novels before dedicating herself to children's books. At the age of 40, she took A-level English and earned a grade A. She had mixed success with about 40 books before the breakthrough to fame in 1991 with The Story of Tracy Beaker, published by Doubleday. … Read More


2002 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2002 she replaced Catherine Cookson as the most borrowed author in Britain's libraries, a position she retained until being overtaken by James Patterson in 2008. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old …  They divorced in 2004.
2005 59 Years Old In October 2005 she received an honorary degree from the University of Winchester in recognition of her achievements in and on behalf of children's literature.


2007 61 Years Old In July 2007 the University of Roehampton awarded her an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) in recognition of her achievements in and on behalf of children's literature. … Read More
2008 62 Years Old In the 2008 New Year Honours, Wilson was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).
2012 66 Years Old In July 2012, she was also elected an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. … Read More
2013 67 Years Old In June 2013, Wilson was appointed Professorial Fellow of the University of Roehampton, where she is now a Pro-Chancellor. … Read More
2014 68 Years Old 1 More Event
…  For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer, Wilson was a UK nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014. … Read More
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