Kathleen Jennings

Jennings, Kathleen: - Kathleen Jennings is a writer and illustrator based in Brisbane, Australia. Raised in western Queensland, she grew up either reading or staring out windows at trees on long drives, and long-distance travel has never lost its romance for her. She once wrote an honours thesis on railways in British children's novels, and now (in years other than 2020) spends many hours carrying art across other countries while half-reading poetry she picked up in towns at either end of train journeys. Her debut Australian Gothic short novel Flyaway was published by Tor.com (USA) and Picador (Australia) in 2020 (and it does have illustrations). As an illustrator, she has been shortlisted four times for the World Fantasy Awards, once for the Hugos, and once for the Locus Awards, as well as winning a number of Ditmars. As a writer, she has won two Ditmars and been shortlisted for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award and for several Aurealis Awards. She completed an MPhil in Creative Writing (Australian Gothic literature) at the University of Queensland in 2019, and has since begun a PhD. She can be found online at tanaudel.wordpress.com.