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Kathleen Jennings

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Kathleen Jennings is an Australian illustrator and writer. She studied to be a lawyer. But she has created many illustrations and cover art for books by successful authors. She won the 2015 Ditmar Awards Best Artwork for Cranky Ladies of History. Her writing awards include the 2015 Ditmar Awards vis mere Best Short Story for her work, A Hedge of Yellow Roses. She also won the Best Artist category of the 2015 Ditmar Awards. 030. vis mindre
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Værker af Kathleen Jennings

Flyaway (2020) — Cover and interior artist, nogle udgaver235 eksemplarer
Kindling: Stories (2023) 20 eksemplarer
Tor.com Publishing 2020 Debut Sampler (2020) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
The heart of Owl Abbas [SS] (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Envol (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Mouseskin 1 eksemplar
Skull and Hyssop 1 eksemplar
Arcanos Unraveled 1 eksemplar
Kindling: Stories (2024) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Stranger Things Happen: Stories (2001) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver1,686 eksemplarer
Was (1992) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver900 eksemplarer
A Stranger in Olondria (2013) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver738 eksemplarer
The Child Garden (1989) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver730 eksemplarer
Fire Logic (2002) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver706 eksemplarer
Earth Logic (2004) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver328 eksemplarer
The Winged Histories (2016) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 298 eksemplarer
The Freedom Maze (2011) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver265 eksemplarer
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014) — Bidragyder — 248 eksemplarer
The Prisoner's Throne (2024) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver247 eksemplarer
Water Logic (2007) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver240 eksemplarer
What I Didn't See: Stories (2010) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver233 eksemplarer
The Bread We Eat in Dreams: Stories (2013) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver204 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: Season 1 (2017) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver189 eksemplarer
The Border Keeper (2019) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver176 eksemplarer
Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales (2009) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 168 eksemplarer
Young Woman in a Garden: Stories (2014) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver92 eksemplarer
Air Logic (2019) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver84 eksemplarer
Cranky Ladies of History (2015) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 84 eksemplarer
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021 Edition (2022) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Emma Tupper's Diary (1971) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver78 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Telling the Map: Stories (2017) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver61 eksemplarer
The Bitterwood Bible (2014) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 60 eksemplarer
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Waters of Versailles (2015) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 46 eksemplarer
Midnight and Moonshine (2012) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 38 eksemplarer
Cry Murder! in a Small Voice (2013) — Illustrator — 37 eksemplarer
Domnall and the Borrowed Child (2015) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 32 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
The 400-Million-Year-Itch (2012) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 24 eksemplarer
To Spin a Darker Stair (2012) — Illustrator — 21 eksemplarer
Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2014) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 20 eksemplarer
One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries (2013) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Silver Well (2017) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer
Black-Winged Angels (2014) — Illustrator — 14 eksemplarer
Bloodlines (2015) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 27 (2011) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 11 eksemplarer
The Writer's Book of Doubt (2019) — Illustrator — 11 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 (2017) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Phantazein (2014) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 9 eksemplarer
Hear Me Roar (2015) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 (2013) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales (2020) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Insert Title Here (2015) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Stray Bats (2019) — Illustrator — 6 eksemplarer
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 31 (2014) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 34 (2016) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 5 eksemplarer
Tor.com Nov/Dec 2023 Short Fiction — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Zeb and the Great Ruckus (2012) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 4 eksemplarer
Winds of Change (2011) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Focus 2014 : highlights of Australian short fiction (2015) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver; Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Mother Thorn and Other Tales of Courage and Kindness (2021) — Artwork, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This collection of short stories read as fairy tales, often as a play on well known works and with a truth at its heart. Jennings uses different writing styles, allowing each story to be a surprise, both in content and in structure. The stories are full of remarkable characters and places, but speak to the universal truths: love, freedom, companionship, identity. And lots of birds! I didn’t love every story, but I did love most. Unfortunately, the most difficult story is the first; you may want to visit that one last.… (mere)
strongstuff | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
Fairy tale prose, an unreliable narrator, family secrets, and a fully realized, gothic-tinged rural Queensland setting make this debut novella an unmissable work of mythic horror.
raschneid | 12 andre anmeldelser | Dec 19, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Kathleen Jennings's strengths as an author lie primarily in coming up with sharp, unsettling fantasy concepts and drawing them out in vivid detail. The short story is perhaps the ideal length for this - Jennings's novella Flyaway was atmospheric and had striking moments, but the meandering plot left something to be desired.

The stories in this collection often revolve around women who are determined to get what they want at all costs. Many of them draw on fairy tales and folklore, but Jennings manages to find unusual twists that keep the stories fresh. "A Hedge of Yellow Roses" is a take on Sleeping Beauty that features an eternally-young noblewoman gone half-feral in her hundred or more years without human contact, and "Undine Love" mines the Princess and the Frog for a surprising amount of horror and tragedy (though it is also frequently funny). Despite their well-worn origins, none of these stories feel tired or predictable, which is impressive. Other standouts include "Skull and Hyssop", an adventure/mystery with some memorable bits of sailing-related fantasy worldbuilding, and "Not to Be Taken", a portrait of a morally ambiguous woman who gets in over her head with a dangerous man and must come up with a scheme to escape his clutches.

As is usually true of short story collections, not all of the stories are winners, and it's unfortunate that in this case that includes both the opening story (the dense and perhaps overly ornate "Heart of Owl Abbas") and the title story (the eminently forgettable "Kindling"). But on balance, there's more good than bad here, and I would recommend the collection to fans of dark fantasy that leans towards the literary.
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xenoglossy | 5 andre anmeldelser | Dec 18, 2023 |
If this had been billed as poetry, my rating would have been higher. I would call this a poem or prose-poem rather than a story. There is no narrative, nor are there any characters. Considered as a poem, it’s not bad, though it’s not my preferred type of poetry. It’s an interesting look at fairy-tales, fairy-tale retellings, and stories generally. But it is not, itself, a story, and it does bill itself as one - hence my rating: Not unpleasant to read, but not a good or even average story. The cover is lovely.… (mere)
Julie_in_the_Library | Dec 2, 2023 |



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