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Lisa Jacobson


Lisa Jacobson’s verse novel, The Sunlit Zone, has just been released by Five Islands Press (May, 2012). The manuscript was shortlisted for the 2009 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.

An earlier poetry collection, Hair & Skin & Teeth (Five Islands Press, 1995) was shortlisted for the National Book Council Awards. She has been awarded the 2011 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize, the HQ Short Story Prize, a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, and an Australia Council Grant to complete her next poetry collection.

Lisa’s work has been published in Australia, New York and London, and is represented in Heinemann’s Best Short Stories (UK), Peter Porter’s The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse, Robert Adamson’s Best Australian Poems 2010 and Adrian Hyland’s Kinglake 350.

She shares a bush block in Melbourne with her partner and daughter.

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