Jenny Niven is the Associate Director at The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne.
Jenny came to Australia in early 2010 after 6 years in Beijing, where she directed the events program at The Bookworm, China’s foremost English-language literary events venue. She was director and co-creator of The Bookworm International Literary Festival, which runs annually across the three Chinese cities of Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou. She joined the Wheeler Centre staff following two festivals as Program Manager at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Jenny is originally from the wilds of rural Scotland where she gained an undergraduate degree in Scottish Literature and Film and a postgrad in journalism. She was an arts researcher for Hopscotch Films and BBC Scotland and spent April and May 2008 and 2009 working on the PEN World Voices Festival in New York. In case it isn’t already crystal clear, she likes books and travel.← Back to People