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.


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