Pat Jacobs

Pat Jacobs was born in Collie, Western Australia. An historian, fiction writer and reviewer, she has received awards for both history and her short fiction published in Australian journals and anthologies.

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Wendy Jenkins

Wendy Jenkins was born in Western Australia in 1952 and is a fourth generation Fremantle resident. She worked for four decades as a publisher’s editor and manuscript assessor for Fremantle Press and now writes full-time. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her published books include two collections of poetry […]

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Katy Jiang

Katy Jiang, also known as Hong Jiang (江泓), was born, raised and educated in Shanghai, China. From a young age, Katy learned traditional Chinese ink painting. Later, she studied Western painting directed by Chinese artist, illustrator and art educator Chen Youqun. She excelled at still-life drawing, figure painting, Chinese ink painting and Chinese Baimiao drawing. […]

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Elizabeth Jolley (b.1923 d.2007)

Elizabeth Jolley was born in the industrial Midlands of England and came to Western Australia in 1959 with her husband. She published twenty-three books, including novels, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and plays. Celebrated as one of Australia’s major writers, she also established a formidable international reputation, with her books being widely published throughout the world. […]

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Noreen Jones

Noreen Jones was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and has lived in a number of towns throughout the state. She has worked in a variety of occupations including as a lecturer in Aboriginal education in remote areas, child welfare worker, laboratory assistant in mineral and oil exploration, and professional textile artist and weaver. She has […]

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Norman Jorgensen

Multi-award-winning writer Norman Jorgensen was born in Broome and lived a happy, Huckleberry Finn-like childhood. He has worked in the book trade for much of his life, and in his spare time, he loves to read, travel and take photographs. He now lives in a hundred-year-old house near the city with his wife, Jan Nicholls, […]

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