Jenni Fagan

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Jenni Fagan
Born 1977
Occupation Novelist, poet, screenwriter
Education BA at University of Greenwich, MA at Royal Holloway University of London, PhD University of Edinburgh (pending).
Notable works The Panopticon The Sunlight Pilgrims (novel) The Dead Queen of Bohemia (New & Collected Poems) Urchin Belle (Poetry)
Notable awards Sunday Herald Culture Awards Scottish Author of The Year 2016, Granta Best of Young British Novelist (2013) once-in-a-decade-accolade, Waterstones 11 one of the best worldwide debuts in 2013. Listed on Pulitzer, Dublin IMPAC, James Tait Black Prize, Desmond Elliott, Sunday Times Short Story Award.
Children One child.

Jenni Fagan is a Scottish novelist best known for The Panopticon published in 2012.[1][2] In 2013, Fagan was named in the Granta list of Best Young British Novelists, and it was announced that The Panopticon is to be made into a film by Sixteen Films.[3] Fagan's second fiction novel — The Sunlight Pilgrims was published in the UK & US in 2016. Fagan was selected as Sunday Herald Culture Awards Scottish Author of the Year 2016. The Sunlight Pilgrims is currently on the long list for the Saltire Prize. The Dead Queen of Bohemia (New & Collected Poems) was also published in 2016. Fagan is currently translated into eight languages. Both of her novels made the front cover of The New York Times Book Review. Fagan has received international critical acclaim. Fagan's work is widely supported within the literary community around the world.


  1. ^ Robinson, David (16 April 2013). "Jenni Fagan on life in care and her new novel". The Scotsman. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Charles, Ron (30 July 2013). "Fiction: 'The Panopticon', by Jenni Fagan". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, Brian (21 October 2013). "Jenni Fagan clinches deal for The Panopticon film". The Scotsman. Retrieved 22 October 2013.