Anna Burns was raised in Poland and educated in Australia. She was short-listed in 2013, for non-fiction memoir, in Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Creative Writing Awards.
Her non-fiction work, Resilience, published 2015, by Lionheart Books, is based on her family’s experiences going back to the onset of WW2, and includes references to the deportation to Siberia, Katyń, and the formation of the Second Division of the Polish Army. Anna is fluent in three languages, and is the translator of a military document and memoir, War Paths on the Eastern Front, by Josef Margules, published by Lionheart Books, January 2015.
Her writings range from educational articles for publications such as Insight to poems, short stories, and novels. Her poetry was published in journals and anthologies: Mother I’m Rooted, an anthology of Australian Women poets, Kate Jennings,1975, Unborn Beauty, edited by Rochelle Manners, Pearson Education,2008 and Writing from the Peninsula, Fellowship of Australian Writers, Peninsula Branch, 2012.
Her foray into the Romantic genre culminated in a novel Essence of Trust, published by Lionheart Books, 2019. Her other publications include two collections of satirical cautionary tales, aptly titled, Skewed (2017) and Tangents(2018), both published by Lionheart Books. Her young adult novel, What Binds, is currently being prepared for publication.
A retired teacher, she lives with her husband, her chickens, and her bees, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. She has three children.
Anna Jonne Burns
(pisarka – author)