Meg Rosoff: Biography

Meg Rosoff

16 okt 1956

Meg Rosoff, a very determined person with strong will power was born and brought up in Boston. She was the second among the four girls in her family. Although she received an ordinary school education, Meg got into Harvard for her higher studies since she was denied a seat in Princeton. Meg also moved to London and studied sculpture for a year.

On her stay in London, Meg Rosoff met an architect who later became her boy friend. She moved to and fro between U.S and London initially before settling in London. From a very young age of 6, Meg knew that her interest was in writing as she used to be so addicted to books. But when she was in New York, Meg worked for fifteen years in publishing and advertising.

The loss for her younger sister impacted Meg very much. Soon after her sister’s death, Meg wrote the book, ‘How I Live Now’. This book was an instant success and received huge appreciation and awards. It won the Guardian Award, Micheal L.Printz Award, the Branford Boase Award, nominated for Whitbread Award and also it was adapted as a film.

Meg’s second novel, ‘Just In Case’ won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. One of her another novel, ‘The Bride’s Farwell’ became to be one of 2009’s ten best books for young adults that were published in the American adult market. Few of Meg’s other works includes, ‘Meet Wild Boars’, ‘What I Was’, ‘ Jumpy Jack’ and ‘Googily’.

Due to Meg’s contribution to writing, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2014. Meg underwent a huge struggle battling cancer and she handled it well with courage. Meg has crossed all the hurdles and still continuing her passion.