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Jennifer Mills Jennifer Mills i(A76636 works by)
Also writes as: jenjen
Born: Established: 1977 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Novelist, poet, and author of non-fiction.  After a period spent in the Northern Territory, she has been based in Adelaide for some years (as at 2018).

Jennifer Mills's work has appeared in such periodicals as Meanjin, Hecate, Overland, Heat, Island, the Lifted Brow, the Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, New Australian Stories, and the Review of Australian Fiction. Works have been performed and broadcast both in Australia and internationally. Her criticism has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sydney Review of Books. She has published three novels (The Diamond Anchor, Gone, and Dyschronia), a selection of poetry (Treading Earth), and a collection of short stories (The Rest Is Weight).

Mills's short fiction has been listed for national an international awards, and her novel The Diamond Anchor was highly commended for the Dobbie Award. She has won both the Marian Eldridge Award and the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship.

Mills has written zines and comics under the name of jenjen.

Most Referenced Works

On the Web

Personal Awards

2018 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Non-fiction

For 'Seventy-Two Transformations'.

2017 shortlisted The Horne Prize

for ‘Swimming with Aliens’

2015 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Short Story Prize For 'Corrango'.

Awards for Works

The Rest Is Weight : Stories 2012 selected work short story

'Endorsed by Cate Kennedy, this is an eagerly awaited first story collection from an acclaimed young writer.

'The award-winning stories in The Rest is Weight reflect Mills’ years in Central Australia, as well as her travels to Mexico, Russia and China. The collection displays a confident diversity of narrative voices and a brevity in style.

'In 'The wind and other children', a girl searches for her lost grandmother while her parents quarrel at home; in 'Extra time', a man contemplates inertia after toxic contamination changes life in a remote Australian town; a woman imagines a mother’s love for her autistic son in 'The air you need'; and in 'Hello, Satan', a boy awaits his destiny at a roundabout at midnight, on the edge of a small town.

'In exploring the human, Jennifer Mills deftly weaves themes of longing, alienation, delusion, resilience, and love. Sometimes dreamy and hypnotic, sometimes comic and wry, these stories leave their mark. Collected or on their own, Mills’ fiction is both a joy and a wonder to read.' (Publication summary)

2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
2013 longlisted International Awards Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
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