The Sunlit Zone

The Sunlit Zone is a moving elegy of love and loss, admirable for its narrative sweep and the family dynamic that drives it. A risk-taking work of rare, imaginative power.

The Sunlit Zone combines the narrative drive of the novel with the perfect pitch of true poetry. A darkly futuristic vision shot through with bolts of light. Brilliant, poignant, disconcerting.
Adrian Hyland

This novel in verse, at once magical and irresistible, draws us in to a vivid future. In Lisa Jacobson’s telling, the Australian fascination with salt water and sea change is made over anew. Romance holds hands with science and takes to the ocean.
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Author bio

Lisa Jacobson


Winner of the 2014 John Bray Poetry Award (Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature)
Shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
Shortlisted for the 2013 Stella Prize
Shortlisted for the 2012 Wesley Michel Wright Prize
Shortlisted for Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (as a manuscript)


Peter Keneally in ABR
Liam Davison in The Australian
Bronwyn Lovell in lip magazine

Linda Weste in Mascara Literary Review
Jessica Wilkinson in Cordite

Robbie Coburn in Rochford Street review, July 25, 2013

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