The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is to honour Dame Jacqueline Wilson with the Special Award at this year's British Academy Children's Awards, held this Sunday 26 November at the Roundhouse.
Born in Bath in 1945, Jacqueline has sold millions of books around the world, including more than 40 million in the UK alone. A former Children's Laureate, she has won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Children's Book of the Year Award and was appointed a Dame for services to children's literature in 2008.
One of Britain’s most popular children’s authors, Jacqueline’s work plays a huge role in introducing the nation’s children to the joys of reading. Many of Wilson’s literary creations have gone on to become BAFTA-winning and nominated screen adaptations and the Special Award recognises Wilson’s outstanding contribution in this area.
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