Author

NOëLLE JANACZEWSKA

Noëlle Janaczewska

Noëlle Janaczewska is a playwright, poet, essayist, and the author of The Book of Thistles (UWA Publishing, 2017). Much of her work deals with history’s gaps and silences, focusing on people, plants, creatures and events which have been overlooked or marginalised in official records. Noëlle’s writing has been produced, broadcast and published locally and internationally, and in 2014 she received a prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University for her body of work as a dramatist. In Australia her plays and audio scripts have won a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, the Playbox-Asialink Playwriting Competition, the Griffin Award and ten AWGIE Awards. Recent productions include: Experiment Street (ABC Radio National, 2019); Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue (Q Theatre/Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Sydney, 2018); Seoul City Sue (ABC Radio National, 2018) and audio scripts for the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum’s Rome: City and Empire exhibition. In 2018 Currency Press published Good With Maps and Teacup in a Storm in a two-play edition. Noëlle also presents performance essays—a term she coined to describe a hybrid which mashes the essay and the monologue with a range of other sources and genres. In 2015 she performed Dear Scott— her collected letters to the then Minister for Immigration, and Blasted Island—Nauru’s backstory was part of the Sydney Opera House Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Noëlle’s latest book is Scratchland (UWA Publishing Poetry Series, 2020).


Find out more about Noëlle’s writing at www.noelle-janaczewska.com

BLOOD ORANGE by Noëlle Janaczewska
THE MARIE CURIE CHAT SHOW by Noëlle Janaczewska
YUNGABURRA ROAD by Noëlle Janaczewska
COLD HARVEST by Noëlle Janaczewska
SLOWIANSKA STREET by Noëlle Janaczewska
ABOUT FACE by Noëlle Janaczewska
CONNIE AND KEVIN AND THE SECRET LIFE OF GROCERIES by Noëlle Janaczewska
THE BUTCHER'S WIFE by Noëlle Janaczewska
MRS PETROV'S SHOE by Noëlle Janaczewska
SONGKET / THIS TERRITORY by Noëlle Janaczewska
THIS TERRITORY by Noëlle Janaczewska
THE HISTORY OF WATER by Noëlle Janaczewska
HISTORIA by Noëlle Janaczewska
SONGKET by Noëlle Janaczewska
SMASHED by Noëlle Janaczewska
THIRD PERSON by Noëlle Janaczewska
MRS PETROV'S SHOE by Noëlle Janaczewska
CUE THE CHORUS: PLAYING AWKWARD by Noëlle Janaczewska
GOOD WITH MAPS / TEACUP IN A STORM by Noëlle Janaczewska
YELLOW YELLOW SOMETIMES BLUE by Noëlle Janaczewska
GOOD WORKS by Noëlle Janaczewska
TEACUP IN A STORM by Noëlle Janaczewska
SAUL & DAZZLE by Noëlle Janaczewska

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