Jacqueline Wilson

Children's Writer
Born Dec 17, 1945
Age 70
Hometown England
Other Names Wilson, Jacquelin...

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL is an 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. Wilson is the author of many book series. Her best known work may be the Tracy Beaker series, inaugurated in 1991 by The Story of Tracy Beaker.… 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


2001 55 Years Old Wilson, Melvin Burgess, and others have made "social realism" fashionable, Julia Eccleshare wrote in 2001 obituary of Winifred Cawley. … Read More
2003 57 Years Old Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain's best-selling authors. In "The Big Read", a 2003 poll conducted by the BBC, four of her books were ranked among the 100 most popular books in Britain: Double Act, Girls In Love, Vicky Angel, and The Story of Tracy Beaker. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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.
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 is U.K. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014. … Read More
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