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Jessica White Jessica White i(A7568 works by)
Born: Established: 1978 ;
Gender: Female
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'Dr Jessica White is the author of A Curious Intimacy (Penguin, 2007) and Entitlement (Penguin, 2012). Her short fiction, essays and poetry have appeared widely in literary journals and she is the recipient of funding, residencies and numerous awards. Jessica is an Australia Research Council DECRA postdoctoral fellow at The University of Queensland, where she is writing an ecobiography of nineteenth-century Australian botanist Georgiana Molloy.' (Source : ASAL Communications)

Most Referenced Works


  • Additional Works:

    'Old Honey', Adda. Posted 24 November 2016. (

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Personal Awards

2015 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Short Story Competition For 'Old Honey'.
2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships The project will be the research and writing of my third novel, 'The Sea Creatures'.

Awards for Works

Hearing in Other Ways 2010 single work essay
2010 shortlisted The Calibre Prize
A Curious Intimacy 2007 single work novel historical fiction In the 1870s two remarkable women meet in a remote country town in Western Australia. Ingrid is a botanist, fiercely independent and travelling alone as she collects botanical specimens. Hundreds of miles from home, she tries to distance herself from a broken heart after her lover was forced to marry. Ingrid puts her own troubles aside on meeting Ellyn, a young woman living in stark isolation and driven close to madness by the death of her baby daughter. Ellyn's husband is away indefinitely, and she's had no word from him while the small community has turned its back on her because of her "unseemly" grieving. When the two women meet they forge a bond that grows ever deeper. But can their intimacy find acceptance in their conventional world?' - back cover
2009 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2008 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2008 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2007 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
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