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Lisa Jacobson Lisa Jacobson i(A31216 works by) (a.k.a. Lisa A. Jacobson)
Born: Established: 1964 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Lisa Jacobson is a poet and fiction writer and has taught Professional Writing and Editing at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She studied sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts and has a Master of Arts (MA) degree from the University of Melbourne. Jacobson's MA comprised a thesis titled Fairy Tale Rewriting from Mother Goose to Angela Carter and a play titled Fairy Tales for the Future. (The play was performed at La Mama Theatre in 1994.) In 1990 Jacobson was awarded the Felix Myer Scholarship and in 1998 she won the Harper/Collins HQ Short Story award.

Jacobson received a Writer's Fellowship in 1994 from the Eleanor Dark Foundation, Varuna Writers' Centre and has been writer-in-residence at Werribee Zoo. In 2006 she was progressing towards completion of a verse novel, The Sunlit Zone, for her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at La Trobe University.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

A Summer Killing i "Spear grass dwarfs the cows in this paddock by the railing lines", 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Montreal International Poetry Prize : 2015 Longlist 2015;
2015 longlisted Montreal International Poetry Prize
Blood and Bone 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 18 January 2014; (p. 24) The Best Australian Stories 2014 2014;
2006 highly commended Alan Marshall Short Story Award Local Writers' Section
2006 highly commended Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section
2014 second place The Age Short Story Competition
y separately published work icon The Sunlit Zone Parkville : Five Islands Press , 2012 14046758 2012 single work novel

'The Sunlit Zone is a moving elegy of love and loss, admirable for its narrative sweep and the family dynamic that drives it. A risk-taking work of rare, imaginative power.' (publisher's website)

2014 winner Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Poetry Award
2013 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2013 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2012 shortlisted Australian Centre Literary Awards Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry
2009 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer
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