Lisa Jacobson’s The Sunlit Zone won the John Bray Award at the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. It was also shortlisted in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the 2013 Stella Prize, the 2012 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the 2009 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (as a manuscript).
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.