Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL (born 17 December 1945) is an English writer of children's literature. As her children's novels are frequently themed around adoption, divorce and mental illness, they attract controversy. For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer, Wilson was a UK nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.
Wilson is the author of many book series. Her Tracy Beaker series, inaugurated in 1991 with The Story of Tracy Beaker, includes three sequels and has been adapted into four CBBC television series: The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns, The Dumping Ground and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files.