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Kathleen Jennings Kathleen Jennings i(A102611 works by)
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BiographyHistory

Kathleen Jennings is a writer and illustrator who grew up in Western Queensland and is now (as of 2017) based in Brisbane.

Jennings' illustration work has won Ditmar Awards and been shortlisted for three World Fantasy Awards. She has illustrated for various Australian and international publishers and periodicals, including Tor.com, Small Beer Press, Subterranean Press, Tartarus Press, Ticonderoga Publications, FableCroft Press, Odyssey Press, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild. She has also produced a number of collaborative works with Angela Slatter.

In addition to illustration, Jennings also writes short works, including comics. Her short comics include the steampunk 'Finishing School : A Colonial Adventure' and 'A Small Wild Magic', which was a finalist in the Aurealis Awards.

In 2017, she was one of the illustrators (along with American illustrator Cassandra Jean) on the tenth-anniversary edition of American novelist Cassandra Clare's City of Bones, the first in her best-selling Mortal Instruments trilogy. She also drew the internal maps for American author Holly Black's The Cruel Prince (2018) and The Wicked King (2019), and produced both the cover art and internal illustrations for Kij Johnson's The River Bank (2017), a sequel to Wind in the Willows. In 2019, she illustrated Aidan Doyle's The Writer's Book of Doubt.

In 2019, she was one of the judges for the World Fantasy Awards.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 finalist International Awards Hugo Award Best Professional Artist
2017 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Artist For body of work, including Illustration Friday series. [Note: withdrew from contention. Award not given in 2017.]
2016 winner Ditmar Awards Best Fan Artist For body of work.

Awards for Works

The Heart of Owl Abbas 2018 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Tor.com Fiction , April 2018;

'A composer in an unstable city-state accidentally discovers the perfect singer for his work—a clockwork man—and sows the seeds of revolution.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner Ditmar Awards Best Short Story
2019 shortlisted International Awards The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction
y separately published work icon Monsters Australia : Hivemindedness Media , 2016 11341432 2016 anthology graphic novel children's fantasy

'“Mummy, I’m scared of MONSTERS!”

'Are you scared of monsters too?

'Is there a monster under your bed, a monster in your closet, or a monster in the corner of your ceiling? (Hang on, that’s just a spider …)

'Maybe the monster isn’t really a monster at all; it’s just misunderstood.

'Or maybe the monster is YOU.

'Prepare to be terrified, provoked, amazed and entertained by these 11 monstrous short comics for children by Karen Beilharz and some of Australia’s best independent comic creators.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 shortlisted Ledger Awards
A Hedge of Yellow Roses 2015 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Hear Me Roar 2015; (p. 111-128) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 2017;
2016 winner Ditmar Awards Best Short Story
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