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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 a lecturer and researcher at The University of Queensland, where she is writing an ecobiography of 19th century botanist Georgiana Molloy. She is the author of A Curious Intimacy (Penguin/Viking 2007) and Entitlement (Penguin/Viking 2012), and her short fiction, essays and poetry have won awards and shortlistings and appeared in a wide range of literary journals. Jessica is also the recipient of funding and residencies from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2019, she published Hearing Maud (UWAP), a hybrid memoir that describes the intertwining of her life with that of Maud Praed, the deaf daughter of 19th century Queensland novelist Rosa Praed. Jessica has been severely-to-profoundly deaf since she was four.

Jessica White is the project lead for Writing Disability in Australia, an AustLit project.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Additional Works:

    'Old Honey', Adda. Posted 24 November 2016. (http://www.addastories.org/old-honey/)

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

y separately published work icon Hearing in Other Ways 2010 (Manuscript version)x402112 Z1683482 2010 single work essay
2010 shortlisted The Calibre Prize
y separately published work icon A Curious Intimacy Camberwell : Viking , 2007 Z1345399 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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