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Meg Rosoff - Author

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. In April 2016 she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for literature aimed at children and young adults. The prize is given annually in Sweden and worth 500,000 Swedish Krona (around £430,000). The last British winner was Philip Pullman in 2005.

How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel published by Penguin in 2004. It won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

On the verge of publishing glory in August 2004, Meg was also diagnosed with breast cancer. As wonderful reviews and prizes flooded in, she had to turn to the business of survival but has since been given the all clear.

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books including Just in Case, which won the coveted and most prestigious children's book prize, the Carnegie Medal in 2007, and What I Was, set in Suffolk where Meg has a second home.

If you like Meg Rosoff you might also like to read books by Melvin Burgess.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Meg Rosoff

Picture Me Gone
Meg Rosoff
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - March 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Meg Rosoff brilliantly unravels a story of secrets and surprises as seen through the eyes of twelve year old Mila. An only child, Mila is a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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Picture Me Gone
Meg Rosoff
Award-winning Meg Rosoff brilliantly unravels a story of secrets and surprises as seen through the eyes of twelve year old Mila. An only child, Mila is a sharp observer of the world around her; she picks up the small details...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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How I Live Now
Meg Rosoff
This is a special Movie Tie-in edition of How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff's debut novel originally published by Penguin in 2004. It won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Fiction...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Moose Baby
Meg Rosoff
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 9 Award-winning Meg Rosoff is wickedly funny as well as deeply caring and empathetic in this intelligent and touching story about a teenager and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2013
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There is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and twenty-five million other species including lots of gorgeous girls. Imagine that God is a typical teenage boy. He is lazy, careless, self-obsessed, sex-mad - and about...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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There is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Carnegie Medal winner Meg Rosoff gives a whole new look to life in this brilliantly entertaining novel about what if the job of being god was in the hands of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2011
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The Bride's Farewell
Meg Rosoff
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011 Meg Rosoff has written another superb book for young adults, although this will be equally enjoyed by the more mature adults out there too! Pell leaves home determined not to get caught in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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Vamoose! A Pocket Money Puffin
Meg Rosoff
Prize-winning author Meg Rosoff's Vamoose!, a brilliant black comedy on the ups and downs of having any new baby but especially one who is different, is a gem. When a teen mum gives birth to a moose she and her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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What I Was
Meg Rosoff
Haunting, intense and with an incredible twist in the tale this is unlike anything you will have read before. It's a story of friendship, love and secrets but also of tragedy and loss. It will almost certainly move you to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2008
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Just In Case
Meg Rosoff
Winner of the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and Winner of the Costa Children's book award.A razor-sharp portrait of a teenage boy and his relationship with his image, his inner life and fate itself. Shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 07/06/2007
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Just In Case
Meg Rosoff
Winner of the Carnegie Award 2007 and the Costa Children's book award. Shortlisted for the Book Trust Teenage Prize 2007. A razor-sharp portrait of a teenage boy and his relationship with his image, his inner life and fate itself. Shortlisted for the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/08/2006
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How I Live Now
Meg Rosoff
How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel published by Penguin in 2004. It won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 30/06/2005
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www.megrosoff.co.uk

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www.megrosoff.co.uk/blog/

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