Alice meets Juno Dawson, the bestselling writer, member of queer cabaret collective Club Silencio, and School Role Model for Stonewall
Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, The Pool, Dazed and the Guardian. She has also contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight. She is currently adapting her new novel, Meat Market, for television.
Juno lives in Brighton, and is part of the city’s queer cabaret collective Club Silencio. In 2014 Juno became a School Role Model for the LGBT charity Stonewall. She also has a ridiculously cute chihuahua called Prince.
We talked about Juno’s experience of going to gay clubs after transitioning, what makes a nuanced female character, and how we might define the cultural sensibility of a Dorothy.