IMG_0599Rebecca Jessen lives in Brisbane and grew  up in South-Western Sydney. She is the award-winning author of verse-novel Gap (UQP 2014).

In 2017 Rebecca was shortlisted for the Arts QLD Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem. She is the winner of the 2015 QLD Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her book Gap was shortlisted for the 2015 Sisters In Crime Davitt Award for Best Debut Book. In 2013 Rebecca won the Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. In 2012 she won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award.

Rebecca’s writing has been published in Overland, Meanjin, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, Tincture Journal, Verity La, Voiceworks and more. Rebecca holds a First Class Honours Degree in Creative Writing from QUT.

She is the recipient of an AMP Tomorrow Maker grant. More information about the grant can be found here.