Joseph Galliano

Joseph Galliano is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Times (London) and the Guardian (UK) as well as various magazines internationally. He lives in London. Stalkers, Future Selves, and other interested persons are invited to visit him at

Books by this Author

Dear Me
Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

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January 13, 2012

“Easy,” I thought, in December 2009, when I set out on the task of compiling the new edition of Dear Me, A Letter To My Sixteen Year Old Self. I had an agreement from JK Rowling to write the foreword and a letter to her 16 year old self in my pocket – her very kind friend, the comedian Peter Kay, acted as a go-between for me (he had contributed to the first edition).

We had ambitions to take it to America, and a track record with a hit book based on the same idea that had featured a holy host of high profile UK contributors such as Elton John, Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross behind us.

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