JANEY BENNETT

 

 

Citizenship USA

 

Academic Degrees

 

M.A., Architectural History, 1986, Southern California Institute of Architecture

       (SCI-Arc),Santa Monica, California

 

            B.A., Theatre Arts/Broadcast, 1960, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

 

WRITINGS

 

Fiction

 

            Current Release:

 

The Pale Surface of Things (novel)

 published by Hopeace Press, Canada,  June 2007,

 www.palesurfaceofthings.com

 

Eeva Dreams of Falling, (short story, nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

Published online by Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century, Summer, 2009

 

In work:

 

Burning Off Rage (Jia Li) (novel, working title)

 

The Icon Writer (novel)

 

Non-Fiction

In Preparation:

            The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind: The Architecture of Mark Mills.

Published:  

“Sub Specie Aeternitatis” in Erik Bryggman, Architect,

Riitta Nikula, ed.,  Museum of Finnish Architecture, 1991.

 

Mark Mills, Structural Elegance and a Sense of Reverent Space

(with Al Weber, photographer)

Journal of The Taliesin Fellows, 1993

 

The Architecture of Estonia

Design Book Review, 1993

 

 

                                   

Periodicals in Which I Have Been Published:

            Architecture: Journal of the AIA

            Design Book Review

            Journal of the Taliesin Fellows

            Form Function Finland

            Suomen Kuvalehti

Monterey Peninsula Guide (editor)

The Carmel Sun (drama & music critic)

            The Watsonville Register-Pajaronian

            The Salinas Californian (drama critic)

            Coast Weekly (drama critic)
            Amphora, Vol 7 Issue 2 (book reviewer)

 

 

Awards Received For Fiction

 

    Pre-publication awards for The Pale Surface of Things

            2004    second place, PEN/Nob Hill Soul-Making Literary Novel-in-process Award          

2004    finalist in Sixth Annual Dana Literary Awards

            2001    winner, Fellowship from Whatcom Communications Association.

 

    Post-Publication awards for The Pale Surface of Things

2008    Grand Prize Second Place for All Fiction, Next Generation Indie Book Award

2008    Gold Medal Winner, Multicultural Fiction  Next Generation Indie Book Award

2007    Gold Medal Winner, Multicultural Fiction  USA BookNews BEST BOOK Award

2008    Gold Medal Winner, Multicultural Fiction  Indie Excellence Book Award

2008    Gold Medal Winner, Best Use of Environmental Materials, PubWest Book Design Award

2008    Silver Medal Winner, Multicultural Fiction & Non-Fiction, Nautilus Book Awards

2008    Honorable Mention, General Fiction, Beach Book Festival Awards

 

    Pre-publication awards for Jia Li

2009    first place, PEN/Nob Hill Soul-Making Literary Novel-in-Process award

 

Grants Received For Non-Fiction (for research in Finland.)

            1991    Study grant from Finnish Ministry of Education.

1990    Research grant from Fulbright Foundation.

            1990    Research grant from Graham Foundation for the Advancement of  Fine Art.

            1990    Research grant from Finlandia Foundation.

            1989    journalist's grant from the Foreign Ministry of Finland.

 

 

Professional Associations     

Northwest Independent Editors' Guild

The Fulbright Association

 

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