Talking Trees 2012 panelist – Diane Browne

Diane Browne specializes in writing for children who are at the primary age levels. Her work was published in the Cricket World Cup 2007 children’s book series Get Caught. Browne’s most recent publication, Island Princess in Brooklyn, is for the 10-13 year-old age group, and focuses on migration and family in the Diaspora.

Her work has won numerous awards, including two books that won Best Children’s Book of the year in the Book Industry Association of Jamaica Awards. Her stories are used in supplementary readers in public schools in Jamaica.

She has been a visiting author for the Students’ Encounter Programme at the Miami Book Fair, and has presented at international forums, such as National Association of Teacher’s of English, UK; International Association of School Librarianship, and the International Reading Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum  Development. She frequently participates as trainer/consultant in writing workshops for both writers of children’s fiction and textbooks in the Caribbean.

Diane Browne received a Bronze Musgrave Medal in 2004 for her work in children’s literature. Her short story, The Happiness Dress, received a special prize from the Commonwealth Foundation in 2011.

GENRES: Children


Gammon and the Woman’s Tongue Trees; Debonair the Donkey, JCDC Gold Medals

Cordelia Finds Fame and Fortune (Heinneman Caribbean)

Every Little Thing Will Be All Right, (Carlong Publishers)

Published in the Time Travel Series for 9-12 year olds and also the Get Caught Reading Series (Ginn UK 2007 for Cricket World Cup):

A Tumbling World … A Time of Fire (Arawak Publications, 2002)

The Ring and the Roaring Water (2008)

Island Princess in Brooklyn, (Carlong Publishers)

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