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Jill Dawson


UK flag (b.1962)

Jill Dawson was born in 1962 in Durham and grew up in Yorkshire. She is a poet, editor and short-story writer. In 1992 she won the Eric Gregory Award for poetry. She has edited a book about women on the road for Headline. She lives in Hackney with her son.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2000) : Fred and Edie
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : Fred and Edie
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2006) : Watch Me Disappear


Jill Dawson recommends
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The Girl At the Border (2019)
Leslie Archer
"The Girl at the Border is a brave roller-coaster of a novel, crackling with life and surprises. I loved the complexity of the young woman at its center and the important themes of forgiveness and healing and how badly those qualities are needed in contemporary American culture. Leslie Archer is a born storyteller."

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