Julie has been invited to present at the 2021 Adelaide Writers' Festival: 27th February to 9th March.  

Julie Janson

Julie is a recipient of a Create NSW Arts grant and an Australia Council of the Arts grant for 2020. Her project is a crime novel: The River of Bones, with an Aboriginal woman protagonist sleuth. 

Julie’s career as a playwright began when she wrote and directed plays in remote Australian Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. She is now a novelist and award-winning poet. Julie is a Burruberongal woman of Darug Aboriginal Nation. She is co-recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize, 2016 and winner of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, 2019.

Her fellowships include: Developing Writer’s Fellowship, Australia Council; Asialink Literature Residencies, Indonesia; Tyrone Guthrie Writing Residency, Ireland; Varuna Fellowships; and Australia Council BR Whiting Residency, Rome. She has been recipient of a New Work, Australia Council grant and was guest writer at the 2016, Listowel Writers Festival and Belfast Book Week and the 2019 Georgetown Literary Festival.

Her novels: The Crocodile Hotel, Cyclops Press 2015; The Light Horse Ghost, Nibago 2018. Magabala Books will publish her new novel: Benevolence in 2020. Julie has written ten produced plays, including two at Belvoir St Theatre – Black Mary and Gunjies and Two Plays, published by Aboriginal Studies Press 1996.

Agent: Sarah McKenzie at Hindsight Literary Agency


Ph: +61 416035061