Noelle Janaczewska Noelle Janaczewska i(A2422 works by) (a.k.a. Noëlle Janaczewska)
Born: Established: 1955
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1986
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Noëlle Janaczewska has written primarily for performance, as a dramatist, librettist and scriptwriter for radio and screen. She has incorporated bi-lingual writing into her works. Janaczewska has also written some fiction and essays which have appeared in journals and anthologies. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Oxford University, a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a doctorate from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Janaczewska has been writer in residence at Murdoch University, University of Western Sydney, and the Theatre of the Deaf, and a guest director at the Victoria University of Technology. Her work has been presented and published locally and internationally and she has received numerous nominations, grants and prizes, including an Asialink Literature Residency in Korea, a Category B Fellowship (1993) and a two year Theatre Fund Fellowship(1996) from the Australia Council.

Janaczewska has lectured in writing at the University of Technology, Sydney.

(Major source: most biographical details provided courtesy of the author.)

Most Referenced Works


  • Other works include : 'Connie and Kevin and the Secret Life of Groceries' (2001), an AWGIE Award nomination, also 'Mysteriaki' (2000); 'Inland Sea' (2000); 'Glissando 24' (2000); 'The Butcher's Wife' (2000); 'Hinx Minx' (1999); 'Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life' (1999); 'Kimch'i Connie' (1998); 'Madagascar Lily' (1997); 'Think Like a Fish' (1996),The Book of Thistles (2017)

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Teacup In a Storm 2016 single work drama

'Teacup in a Storm is a window into an unseen world of crashes, laughter and carrying on.

'Carers make up one in eight Australians and account for 1.9 billion hours of unpaid work annually. Teacup in a Storm draws on a series of detailed interviews with a number of these carers from the local region, exploring their personal experiences. ' (Publication summary)

2017 winner AWGIE Awards Community Theatre Award
The History of the Single Girl 2015 single work radio play biography
2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original
The Other Polish Explorer 2015 single work radio play

'Sturt, Leichardt, Eyre, Strezelecki - Australians know these names which are deeply etched into the country's landscape and national story. They live in our place names, in plant names, in our history texts. Less well-known is the name of Johann or John Lhotsky, a maverick from central Europe engaged in much the same nineteenth century enterprise of exploring and collecting. Yet although he published political pamphlets, scientific papers, correspondence, an account of his Journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps, and much else, Lhotsky remains an elusive and little-known figure.

'Writer Noelle Janaczewska first heard of Johann Lhotsky when she came across a brief reference to him in a second hand book. This was the beginning of a longstanding fascination with this intriguing character; one which would see her travel the globe in search of traces of Lhotsky, and into some of the great archives and libraries of the world.

'The other Polish explorer explores the beguiling story of botanist, geologist, social commentator, radical and talented linguist Johann Lhotsky.'

Source: ABC.

2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original Broadcast
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