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Jenny Downham
Photo Credit: Rolf Marriott, 2007

Jenny Downham

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Jenny Downham was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons.

Her debut novel Before I Die was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the 2008 Branford Boase Award.

Books by Jenny Downham

Now is Good (Also published as Before I Die)

The intensely moving and uncompromisingly honest story of 16-year-old Tessa, who is dying of leukaemia. A word-of-mouth bestseller, and now a major film starring Twilight's Dakota Fanning.

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You Against Me

Another intense and uncompromising novel from the critically acclaimed author of BEFORE I DIE.

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Before I Die

An intensely moving and uncompromisingly honest story told in the words of a 16-year-old girl who is dying of leukaemia.

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