Biography

Danielle Jawando is an author and screenwriter. In 2015, Danielle worked on Coronation Street as a storyline writer and has had several short plays performed at the King’s Arms in Manchester and Stratford Circus in London. Her short story Kyle’s City (for children aged 5 to 7) was commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on iplayer in 2017. Her short stories have also been published in Aquila’s children’s magazine. Danielle’s first nonfiction book for children, a biography about the life of Maya Angelou, was published by Laurence King in 2019. Her debut YA novel And The Stars Were Burning Brightly was published by Simon & Schuster this year. And the Stars Were Burning Brightly has gone on to he shortlisted for the 2020 Great Reads Awards, Long-listed for the 2021 UKLA Book Awards and nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second young adult novel will be out next year.

Contact: d.jawando@mmu.ac.uk

Read my full academic profile on the Department of English at MMU website.