About Me

I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live, write, work, and create – the Jagera and Turrbal people, and pay my respects to Elders past and present. As a writer I acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the land’s first storytellers, and also the world’s oldest storytellers. Sovereignty was never ceded.

A self-portrait of Anna. An aqua door is behind her and her magenta glasses and lipstick match the tones in her floral dress.

Anna Jacobson is an award-winning writer and artist from Meanjin (Brisbane). Amnesia Findings (UQP, 2019), her first full-length poetry collection, won the 2018 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Her second illustrated poetry collection is Anxious in a Sweet Store (Upswell, 2023). Anna’s memoir How to Knit a Human is forthcoming with NewSouth Publishing in 2024. She was awarded the 2023 Fryer Library Fellowship. In 2020 Anna won the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing and in 2018 she won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Anna’s writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Cordite, Rabbit, Griffith Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Meanjin, Island, Westerly, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Photography (Honours) from Griffith University and her art has exhibited throughout Australia in finalist exhibitions including in the Brisbane Portrait Prize, Olive Cotton Photographic Portraiture Award, the Blake Art Prize, and the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing. Her highest qualification held is a Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology.

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