Julie Janson – A Burruberongal woman of Darug nation, Hawkesbury River NSW. I grew up with an Aboriginal father and mother of English descent in Boronia Park, Sydney.
I am a teacher, artist, novelist, playwright and poet. I am a recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize 2016 and the Judith Wright Poetry Prize 2019.
The Published Novels are “The Crocodile Hotel” Cyclops Press 2015; “Benevolence” Magabala 2020, to be published by Harper Collins USA and UK 2021.
In a career as a playwright, my plays have been produced in Australia, Indonesia and USA.
Published plays: “Two plays-Black Mary and Gunjies” Aboriginal Studies Press 1996. “Gunjies” nominated for an AWGIE. “The Crocodile Hotel” nominated for the Patrick White Award and Griffin Award. “Black Mary” produced by Company B Belvoir St Theatre 1997, Festival of the Dreaming. “The Eyes of Marege” Sydney Opera House Studio, Adelaide Festival Centre 2007; Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia 2019.
Writers Festivals: Listowel Ireland Writers Festival and Belfast Book Week 2016; Adelaide Writers Festival 2021; Bendigo Writers Festival 2021; Tathra Writers Festival 2021; Byron Bay Writers Festival 2021.
Asialink Literature Residencies Indonesia 2000, 2003;Varuna residency 2019; Tyrone Guthrie Writing Residency, Ireland 2006; Australia Council BR Whiting Residency Rome 2013.