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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

Personal Awards

2021 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Individuals and Groups
2021 longlisted ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for ‘Furniture’ 
2018 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Non-fiction

For 'Seventy-Two Transformations'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Airways Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2021 21856814 2021 single work novel horror

'I had a body once before. I didn't always love it. I knew the skin as my limit, and there were times I longed to leave it. I knew better than to wish for this.

'This is the story of Yun. It's the story of Adam. Two young people. A familiar chase.

'But this is not a love story. It's a story of revenge, transformation, survival. Feel something, the body commands. Feel this. But it's a phantom . . . I go untouched.

'They want their body back.

'Who are we, if we lose hold of the body? What might we become?

'The Airways shifts between Sydney and Beijing, unsettling the boundaries of gender and power, consent and rage, self and other, and even life and death.

A powerful, inventive, and immersive novel from award-winning author Jennifer Mills.' (Publication summary)

2022 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Novel
2021 finalist Australian Shadows Award Novel Also finalist: Butcherbird, by Aoteraroa writer Cassie Hart.
y separately published work icon Dyschronia Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2018 12176813 2018 single work novel fantasy

'One morning, the residents of a coastal small town wake to discover the sea has disappeared, leaving them 'landlocked'. However, the narrator has been seeing visions of this cataclysm for years. Is she a prophet? Does she have a disorder that skews her perception of time (the 'Dyschronia' of the title). Or is she just a liar?

'Mills' novel takes contemporary issues of resource depletion and climate change and welds them to one young woman's migraine-inducing nightmares. Her narrator's prevision anticipates a world where entire communities are left to fend for themselves: economically drained, socially fractured, trapped between a hardscrabble past and an uncertain future.' (Publication summary)

2020 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2019 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
The Taxi Driver 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: The Rest Is Weight : Stories 2012;
2010 second place Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section
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