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Julianna is a children’s writer and illustrator. She writes and illustrates novels, shorts stories, and picture books.

She has collaborated with award winning YA author Conor Kostick, producing two books together, The Book of Curses and The Book of Wishes – published in Ireland and abroad.

Julianna’s illustration won the RTE Radio 1 Arena’s Book Cover Design Competition, and featured on New Island Books’ short story anthology New Planet Cabaret, edited by Dave Lordan.

Her novel Plain Boring was long listed for the Irish Writers’ Centre’s Novel Fair Competition. Many of her illustrations, cover designs and short stories have been published in Trinity College Dublin’s children’s literature publication The Looking Glass Magazine.

She has also run many highly successful writing and illustration workshops for children in the Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland.


All images & text © Julianna O’Callaghan.

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