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Jenny Blackford Jenny Blackford i(A35917 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Born in Sydney, Jenny Blackford attended Swansea High School and Newcastle High School (NSW). She studied Classics (Greek and Latin), German, and Sanskrit at the University of Newcastle (NSW). After beginning a Ph.D. on comparative ancient religions, she worked for several years for IBM, as a systems engineer.

Blackford published numerous speculative-fiction short stories and poems in anthologies and magazines, before being commissioned in 2009 by Hadley Rille Books to write The Priestess and the Slave, a novella set in Athens and Delphi during the fifth century BCE. The novel forms part of the publishing house's "Archaeology" series of archaeologically correct historical novels.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 shortlisted The Booranga Prize The Booranga Prize for Poetry for 'Snow'.
2016 third place Scarlet Stiletto Awards Best Crime Short Story For 'Cooking up a Murder'.
2013 second place W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia for Dicksonia antarctica in suburbia

Awards for Works

Cooking up a Murder 2017 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 82-96)
2016 winner Scarlet Stiletto Awards Best Crime Short Story
Younger Every Week i "My mother's growing younger every week.", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ear to Earth : An Anthology of Australian Poetry 2017 2017; (p. 29)
2017 highly commended Henry Kendall Poetry Award
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