Janet Olearski was born in West London and lives in Abu Dhabi. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications including Bare Fiction, Beautiful ScruffinessPen Pusher, and Story Cellar, and she has authored several children’s books, among them TwinsMr Football, and The Sunbird Mystery. Her story ‘Postcard’ was one of the winners of the 2013 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Short Story Competition. She has one unpublished novel, Islanders, completed in 2012. Her second novel, Foreigner, based on fourteen years of living 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.

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