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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 Wasafiri, Jotters United, Far Off Places, Bare Fiction, and Litro, and she has authored several children’s books, amongst them Twins, Mr Football, The Sunbird Mystery and Triangle.

Her most recent publication is the short-story collection A Brief History of Several Boyfriends. She has one unpublished novel, A Traveller's Guide to Namisa, completed in 2012.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. Her next collection of stories is due out in Summer 2018.

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