Paul Jennings was born in the U.K. and emigrated to Australia with his parents as a child. He worked as a teacher, lecturer and speech therapist before becoming a full-time writer at the age of 46.
Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has won every Australian children’s choice book award. The top-rating TV series Round the Twist was based on a selection of his enormously popular short story collections such as Unseen!. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children’s literature and he was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001.
A Different Dog was Paul’s first title to be published by Old Barn Books in the UK. A Different Boy was published in August 2018 and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medial 2019. A Different Land will follow in August 2019.
Paul is on twitter https://twitter.com/JenningsPaul