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All Write in Abu Dhabi



Janet Olearski was born and brought up in London, and has lived in Italy, Poland, Oman and the UAE. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications including Jotters United, Far Off Places, Bare Fiction, and Beautiful Scruffiness, and she has authored several children’s books, amongst them Twins, Mr Football, The Sunbird Mystery and Triangle. Her latest novel adaptation for the EFL market is of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist .

Her most recently-published stories are 'A Hire Insight', which appears in the January 2016 issue of The Commonline Journal and 'Rainshine', which appears in the February 2016 issue of Wasafiri . She has one unpublished novel, A Traveller's Guide to Namisa, completed in 2012. Her second novel, Foreigner, set in Sicily, where she worked as a lecturer at Palermo University, was one of the six shortlisted entries for the Telegraph Harvill Secker Crime Writing Prize in February 2014. She has a forthcoming collection of short stories, entitled, Evelyn's Virtual Diary and Other Stories.

Janet is a graduate of the Manchester Writing School at MMU and the founder of the Abu Dhabi Writers' Workshop.