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Rebecca Jessen Rebecca Jessen i(A149103 works by) (a.k.a. Bec Jessen)
Gender: Female
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Queensland-based author.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Ask Me About the Future St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 18936010 2020 selected work poetry 'Full of zest and flair, Jessen's poems map constellations of desire, loss and longing. Riffing on the future (which isn't what it used to be), dating apps, despair, Bonnie Tyler, Taylor Swift and the lesbian Bachelorette, they are set in interstellar queer utopias, maternity wards and single beds.These are poems of sly surprises, radical vulnerability, dark-edged humour and vast originality.

'Following Jessen's award-winning verse novel, Gap,this collection confirms Jessen as one of the most engaging and talented writers of her generation.' (Publication summary)
2020 highly commended Anne Elder Award
2021 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2021 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Gap 2013 (Manuscript version)6354258 6354260 2013 single work novel

'When you’re at the end of the line with nowhere to turn – how far would you go to protect the one you love?

'A man is found dead in an inner-city suburb, a police officer walks the blurry line between duty and loyalty, and a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks is on the run. Ana soon becomes a suspect in the murder investigation, and as sole carer for her younger sister is desperately trying to stay ahead of the law. In a surprising twist, the detective in charge of the case is no stranger and Ana is forced to face her past and the things she has left behind. Unsure of who she can trust and isolated by her crime, Ana is drawn into a passionate affair that breaks all the rules.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2013 winner Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award
Gap i "Looking on the streets", 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2012 winner State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award
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