Jennifer Marion Robson (née Murray) is the first author to ever win four consecutive prizes in the Sanlam Youth Novel Competition for the novels Don’t Panic, Mechanic (1994), One Magic Moment (1996), The Denials of Kow-Ten (1998) and Because Pula Means Rain (2000).
Jenny was born and raised in Cape Town. She matriculated from Westford in 1970 and studied primary school teaching at the Teaching College in Mowbray. She obtained her Teaching Diploma in Music and went on to Study at the University of South Africa (Unisa) where she obtained her B.A. degree in Philosophy.
After two years of teaching in Simons Town, she moved to Botswana where she taught music. It was here where she met her husband Matt Robson, an Englishman from Durham in the UK. They moved to the UK in 1987 but returned to Botswana after three years.
Jenny loves writing for children as she admires their spontaneity and lack of hypocrisy. Her favorite theme in her books is the utter uniqueness of the individual. She hates any form of stereotyping and sees every individual as a “never to be repeated entity.”