Anna Fienberg
About the author

Anna Fienberg

Anna Fienberg grew up in a house filled with books. Her mother was a teacher librarian who relished stories as much as chocolates. 'On Sunday mornings we'd all lie in bed with our books, lost in magical wardrobes, witches’ spells, genies’ magic... What we were going to read next was just as important in our family as what was for lunch!' says Anna.

Anna started writing stories when she was eight, but never imagined being an author. She studied psychology, fascinated by the dark world of dreams. She gave up counselling after an unfortunate incident with an enraged man and a chair (he missed!), began writing and scored the best job in the world. 'Working for School Magazine was a treat,' Anna says. 'I couldn't believe you could get paid for sitting back comfortably in your chair, cappuccino in hand, reading over a thousand books a year. Heaven!' Of course, as an editor she also had to write reviews and articles, stories and plays. One of those stories for School Magazine later became her first book.

Books by Anna Fienberg

Anna Fienberg Articles

How to hook children on reading: By author Anna Fienberg, co-creator of Tashi

News | Book Life

20 July 2020

How to hook children on reading: By author Anna Fienberg, co-creator of Tashi

Why reading is important: Anna Fienberg, author and Australia Reads ambassador

News | Book Life

20 July 2020

Why reading is important: Anna Fienberg, author and Australia Reads ambassador

Celebrating 25 years of Tashi: A review of the Tashi stories

Review | Our Review

20 July 2020

Celebrating 25 years of Tashi: A review of the Tashi stories