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Diane Eklund-Abolins grew up in Australia and, after teaching for several years, moved overseas. During the two decades she lived in Sweden, she divided her time between family, teaching, university studies and an art practice, which involved a number of art exhibitions. On her return to Australia, she continued to exhibit regularly, parallel to her work as a consular officer and art studies at the University of Newcastle. 

Her books cover a number of genres, including biography, science fiction and historical fiction. An ardent long-distance walker, her book 45 Days: Walking the Bibbulmun Track is an account of a 6-week walk she did together with one of her sons. 

Diane now lives on the Central Coast of NSW with her husband.

Information about Diane’s books and art can be found on her website at