HOWKER, Janni. British (born Cyprus), b. 1957. Genres: Young adult fiction. Career: Writer; creator of writing workshops. Worked as hospital aide to mentally ill patients, research assistant in sociology department at Lancaster University, examiner at Open University, census officer, park attendant, tutor, and assistant on an archeological site. Publications: For young adults: Badger on the Barge and Other Stories, 1984; The Nature of the Beast (novel), 1985; Isaac Campion (novel), 1986; The Topiary Garden, 1994; Martin Farrell, 1994; Walk with a Wolf, 1997. Address: c/o Walker Books, 87 Vauschall Walk, London SE11 5HJ, England.