Tuesday 1 December 2020



At the recent Children’s Book Council of Australia (SA Branch) dinner, Janeen Brian was awarded Honorary Membership.


Janeen became a fulltime writer in 1990 and now has over 100 books published. They range from picture books, short fiction, novels, poetry, and non-fiction. Many have won awards and been translated and distributed worldwide. Over 200 poems and stories have been published in children’s magazines and have appeared in over a dozen anthologies.


Janeen belongs to many writers’ groups: (ASA) The Australian Society of Authors, (SCBWI) Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Writers SA, and Ekidnas (South Australian Children’s Writers and Illustrators). For ten years she was an Ambassador for the Premier’s Reading Challenge and a Role Model for Books in Homes. Now she is an Ambassador for Raising Literacy Australia (The Little Big Book Club)


In 2012 Janeen won The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Carclew Fellowship and in 2009 she was awarded a May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Creative Fellowship.  


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