About Kathleen Jennings

Kathleen Jennings

Photo by Kathleen Jennings — see end of page for more author photos/headshots

Contact: tanaudel@gmail.com

Kathleen Jennings is an illustrator and writer based in Brisbane, Australia. As an illustrator, she has been shortlisted three times for the World Fantasy Awards, once for the Hugos, and once for the Locus Awards, as well as winning a number of Ditmars. As a writer, she has won two Ditmars and been shortlisted for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award and for several Aurealis Awards.


She has illustrated for clients such as Tor.com, Small Beer Press, Subterranean Press, Tartarus Press, Ticonderoga Publications, FableCroft Press, Odyssey Press, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild as well as private commissions. Her portfolio is at: kathleenjennings.com


Her Australian Gothic novella Flyaway is coming out from Tor.com in 2020.She writes fantasy short stories and comics (mythic, urban and steampunk). Her bibliography is here: tanaudel.wordpress.com/writing/.


Currently self-represented on most projects, although Alex Adsett Publishing Services represents her on occasional matters!


Credit: Kathleen Jennings

Photos by Ngaire Naran: Ngaire Naran Photography

Some interviews and articles

June 2020: Ten Minutes with Kathleen Jennings — Coode Street Podcast

June 2020: Interview: Kathleen Jennings, author of Flyaway — Nerds of a Feather

January 2019: Raised by Wolves – Locus Magazine

November 2018: Rhianna Patrick: Meet the Australian illustrator drawing international attention

November 2017: Three Australian artists creating fairytale artwork that’ll take your breath away

August 2017: Artist Interview: Light Grey Art Lab

August 2016: Australian SF Snapshot Project 2016 – Kathleen Jennings

8 October 2015: Angie Rega – Fairy Tale Friday – Kathleen Jennings

26 November 2014: Schlock Talks – Schlock Talks -Kathleen Jennings

25 November 2014: Delia Sherman on Tor.com – A Magic Synergy: The Cover Art of Kathleen Jennings

1 September 2014: Tor.com – The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe

1 August 2014: Alex Pierce – Snapshot: Kathleen Jennings

22 September 2013: Lauren Shannon for Renwick Post – Kathleen Jennings, illustrator

2 August 2013: Alex Pierce for Galactic Chat – Galactic Chat 24 – Kathleen Jennings

9 September 2012: Rowena Cory Daniels – Meet Kathleen Jennings

2 June 2012: Tansy Rayner Roberts – Snapshot 2012: Kathleen Jennings

23 December 2011: Fantasy Matters – Judging a book by its cover: The Freedom Maze

30 July 2010: Angela Slatter – Drive-by: Kathleen Jennings

21 February 2010 Kathryn Linge – 2010 Snapshot: Kathleen Jennings