Meg Rosoff Biography
Meg Rosoff was born in Boston in 1956, second of four sisters, grew up
in the Boston suburbs, went to ordinary suburban schools for most of her youth,
and was rejected from Princeton in 1974 and went to Harvard instead.
After three years she applied to art school in London, was accepted for a year studying sculpture,
packed a bag and got on a plane. She stayed in a bed and breakfast in
Knightsbridge until she found a room in a flat in Camden Town, with an architect
who later became her boyfriend.
Eventually she returned to the US to finish her degree, moved to
New York City, spent ten short years working in publishing and advertising, and
then one day quit her job, told all her friends I was going back to London for
three months, and has been there ever since.
She lives with her husband and daughter. After a fifteen-year stint in advertising her youngest sister died of breast cancer. Soon afterwards, Rosoff wrote How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Award (2004), Michael L. Printz Award (2005), and the Branford Boase Award (2005), and was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread Awards. Her second novel, Just In Case, won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. Rosoff's other works include Meet Wild Boars, What I Was, Jumpy Jack and Googily, Wild Boars Cook, The Bride's Farewell, Vamoose, and There Is No Dog, as well as a non-fiction book, London Guide: Your Passport to Great Travel.
This biography was last updated on 08/07/2011.
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