Rebecca Jessen lives in Toowoomba with her two cacti. She is the award-winning author of verse-novel Gap (UQP 2014). Rebecca 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 Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Voiceworks and more. Rebecca graduated from QUT in 2011 with a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing.

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