Julie Anne Thorndyke graduated with merit from the Master of Creative Writing program at the University of Sydney. She has published poems and stories in many literary journals. A winner in the US based Tanka Splendor competition in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, she was also awarded an honourable mention in 6th International Tanka Festival Competition 2009 (Japan).

She facilitates a local tanka-writers’ group, participates in collaborative poetry presentations and leads creative writing workshops. Julie won the 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2020 Fellowship of Australian Writers Pauline Walsh short story competitions and the 2018 John Kelly Short Story competition for an original myth, folk or fairy tale.

Two collections of her tanka poetry are available from Ginninderra Press.

Her picture books Waiting for the Night and Watching through the Day are available from Interactive Press.

In 2017, Julie was appointed editor of  Eucalypt: a tanka journal by founding editor Beverley George.

Her novel Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby was published by Ginninderra Press in 2019.

Divertimento (short story collection) will be released in 2021.

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  1. HI Julie,
    thank you for sharing your website space. It is an inspiration, challenging the personal goal I have been noting for a few years – still waiting achievement.
    Anne B

  2. Hello Julie, we met at SCBWI and thought I would connect via wordpress sites. Your poetry is beautiful and makes me yearn for higher education in literature – I may just do that when my last child finishes high school. Hope you arrived home safely and enjoyed the conference.

  3. Hi Julie! It was a lovely surprise to see you featured in the ‘Meet the Writer’ section of PIO on May 20th. It directed me here, so now I’ve had a little browse of your website too. (I’m in the process of creating mine in readiness for the publication of my junior fiction in October, so I’m extra tuned into author websites at the moment!) Hope you’re well.

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