Berry Writers Festival
  21st - 23rd October 2022   

Julie Janson

Julie Janson is a playwright, novelist, and  award-winning poet. 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.


Julie self-published two works of fiction before the debut of her critically acclaimed novel Benevolence (Magabala Books 2020). 

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