Jenny Valentine is an award winning writer for Young Adults. Her first novel Finding Violet Park won the Guardian prize in 2007 and since then she has written six more, including Broken Soup and Fire Colour One, as well as Iggy and Me, a series for younger children. Her work has been published in 19 countries. Hello Now, her latest YA novel, was published in the UK and US in March 2020 and A Girl Called Joy, her latest Children’s novel, will be published in April 2021.
In 2017 she was the Hay Festival International Fellow, spending the year meeting and learning from teenagers all over the world. She works to empower and give a voice to young people. She lives all over the place and has two daughters.
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