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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 Beautiful Scruffiness, Pen Pusher, and Story Cellar, 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 story, Typewriter, appears in the November 2014 issue of Jotters United). She has one unpublished novel, Islanders, completed in 2012.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.

Janet is a graduate of the Manchester Writing School at MMU.