ABOUT JOON HAQUE
Joon Haque is a
British writer for adults and children. Raised with an Asian work ethic and the UK’s early 80s DIY punk spirit, she self-published her first book aged five. Her
career has morphed through various guises, all centred on her love of the
curious – in beauty, people and things. This thread underpins her writing.
She has a BA
Hons in English from Goldsmiths, University of London.
She also studied
Creative Writing at City, University of London.
She now lives
between London and Sweden with her husband and two small children.
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I have a passion for the curiously beautiful, which I hope is the most apparent facet of my writing.But in my stories for children, I also want to offer them role models, heroes, heroines and examples of people doing wonderful things – regardless of their gender or skin colour or what the world around them may have taught them so far. I want to offer the stories I wish I had growing up and ones I am searching for to read to my own children.These stories are long overdue.“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”