Rosoff, Meg

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Rosoff, Meg Gender: F
Margaret Jill Rosoff
born on 16 October 1956 at 20:33 (= 8:33 PM )
Place Boston MA, USA, 42n21, 71w03
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°37' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°36 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 16°20'


American-born, London-based author. In August 2004, she published her first novel, "How I Live Now." A bestseller for young-adults, it’s the tale of a young girl caught in a war. The book won the prestigious 2004 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. After college, Rosoff spent 10 years in New York working in publishing and advertising. After she married English painter Paul Hamlyn, they moved to London in 1989. The couple has a 7-year old daughter. Rosoff said the drive to write her book arose out of sadness. In 1996, Rosoff’s youngest sister Debby was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 2001. Another sister was diagnosed, and as Rosoff faced these challenges, the world look different to her. She said “something in my head went ‘bing’ and it was carpe diem—seize the day. Life is short and if you don’t do what you want to do, you won’t be around forever. In July 2004, just before the book was published, she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. “My mission is to get well and write the next book.”

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  • Health : Medical diagnosis July 2004 (breast cancer)
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  • Family : Change residence 1989 (from US to London)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released August 2004 ("How I Live Now")
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  • Death of Sibling 2001 (Sister Debbiy died of breast cancer)

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Breast cancer)
  • Family : Childhood : Family close
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Guardian Children's Fiction Prize)