Portrait of Jessie Cole

Jessie Cole

Jessie Cole’s work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, Island Magazine and the Big Issue. This year sees the publication of her debut novel Darkness on the Edge of Town.

She grew up in an isolated valley in Northern NSW, and lived a bush childhood of creek swimming and barefoot free-range adventuring. In 2009 she was awarded a HarperCollins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development, leading to the publication of Darkness on the Edge of Town. Nowadays, she lives in her childhood home with her two sons.