Jacqueline Wilson
Jacqueline Wilson

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Name: Jacqueline Wilson
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Female
Birth Day: December 17, 1945
Age: 75
Birth Place: Bath, England
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was born on December 17, 1945 in Bath, England (75 years old). Jacqueline Wilson is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Jacqueline Wilsonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


Her Tracy Beaker novel series, which she began releasing in 1991, became extremely popular, and CBBC adapted multiple installments into TV specials.

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Before Fame

She read voraciously and wrote prolifically during her childhood years in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. She was an excellent student at Coombe Girls' School, but she ended her studies in her late teens and was soon offered a job at the DC Thomson publishing company.

Biography Timeline


Jacqueline Aitken was born in Bath, Somerset, on 17 December 1945. Her father, Harry, was a civil servant; while her mother, Biddy, was a house maid She particularly enjoyed books by Noel Streatfeild, as well as American classics like Little Women and What Katy Did. At the age of nine, she wrote her first "book", "Meet the Maggots", which was 21 pages long. Wilson was given the nickname Jacky Daydream at school, which she later used as the title of her autobiography, which tells of her life as a primary school-aged child.


In her teens, Jacqueline Aitken began a relationship with printer Millar Wilson, whom she married in 1965 when she was 19. Two years later, they had a daughter named Emma. They divorced in 2004.


When Wilson began to focus on writing, she completed several 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.


In The Big Read, a 2003 poll conducted by the BBC, four of Wilson's books were ranked among the 100 most popular books in the UK: Double Act, Girls In Love, Vicky Angel, and The Story of Tracy Beaker. Fourteen books by Wilson ranked in the top 200. In 2002, she replaced Catherine Cookson as the most borrowed author in Britain's libraries, a position she retained until being overtaken by James Patterson in 2008.

In June 2002, Wilson was appointed an OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she served as the fourth Children's Laureate. In that role, Wilson urged parents and carers to continue reading aloud to children long after they are able to read for themselves. She also campaigned to make more books available for blind people and campaigned against cutbacks in children's television drama.


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. 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. She has also received honorary degrees from the University of Dundee, the University of Bath and Kingston University.


In the 2008 New Year Honours, Wilson was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). In July 2012, Dame Jacqueline was also elected an honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 2017, Wilson received the Special Award at the BAFTA Children's Awards.


In June 2013, Wilson was appointed a professorial fellow of the University of Roehampton, and a Pro-Chancellor. In February 2014, it was announced that she would be appointed Chancellor of the university (its honorary figurehead) from August 2014. She was reappointed in 2017 for a further three years. She teaches modules in both the Children's Literature and Creative Writing master's degree (MA) programmes offered by the university. She concluded her term as Chancellor in August 2020.


For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer, Wilson was a UK nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.


In April 2020, Wilson publicly came out as gay. She revealed that she had been living with her female partner, Trish, for 18 years.

Family Life

Jacqueline was born in Bath, Somerset, England to Harry and Margaret Aitken. Jacqueline was married to printer-turned-policeman Millar Wilson from 1965 to 2004. Jacqueline and Millar had one daughter, Emma.

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Currently, Jacqueline Wilson is 76 years, 9 months and 11 days old. Jacqueline Wilson will celebrate 77th birthday on a Saturday 17th of December 2022. Below we countdown to Jacqueline Wilson upcoming birthday.


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