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Currently, Jamila Gavin is 81 years, 1 months and 19 days old. Jamila Gavin will celebrate 82rd birthday on a Wednesday 9th of August 2023. Below we countdown to Jamila Gavin upcoming birthday.
|Popular As||Jamila Gavin|
|Age||79 years old|
|Born||August 9, 1941 (India)|
Jamila Gavin’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.
Jamila Gavin was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
Known for her Surya trilogy and her Whitbred Prize-winning book Coram Boy, Gavin penned nearly fifty other acclaimed works of children's fiction between the late 1970s and the second decade of the 21st century.
Before beginning her literary career, she worked in the BBC's music division. She published her first book, The Magic Orange Tree and Other Stories, in 1979.
The first volume in her Grandpa Chatterji children's book series was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize in the 6-8-year-old-readers category.
The child of an Indian father and a British mother, she grew up in both of her parents' native countries. She published her debut work following the birth of her first child.
Nominated for their respective works Blackberry Blue and Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, Gavin and Latino-American Writer Benjamin Alire Saenz were both finalists for the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.