Jill Dawson

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Jill Dawson is the author of the novels Trick of the Light, Magpie, Fred and Edie, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, Wild Boy, Watch Me Disappear, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize, The Great Lover, Lucky Bunny, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Crime Writer, which won the East Anglian Book of the Year. Jill is a patron of the Maya Centre, which offers therapy to women experiencing voilence or sexual violence. She is the founder of a mentoring scheme for new writers, Gold Dust. She first came to London to work as a nanny.

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