Lisa Jacobson’s The Sunlit Zone was shortlisted for the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the 2013 Stella Prize, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize and, as a manuscript, for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
An earlier poetry collection, Hair & Skin & Teeth, was published by Five Islands Press in 1995 and short-listed for the National Book Council Awards. She has been awarded the 2011 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize, The HQ/Harper Collins Short Story Prize, a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, and an Australia Council Grant to complete her next poetry collection.
Her poetry and fiction have been published in Australia, New York and London. She has studied literature at Melbourne and La Trobe Universities, and remains an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe. She shares a bush block in Melbourne with her partner and daughter.