Anna Jacobson is an award-winning writer and artist from Brisbane. Amnesia Findings (UQP, 2019) is her first full-length poetry collection, which won the 2018 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. In 2020 Anna won the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing, was shortlisted in the Spark Prize, and was awarded a Queensland Writers Fellowship. In 2018 she won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Chicago Quarterly Review, Griffith Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite, Meanjin, Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry, and more.
Her art has exhibited throughout Australia in finalist exhibitions including in the Olive Cotton Photographic Portraiture Award, the Blake Art Prize, and the Marie Ellis Drawing Prize. She is a current PhD candidate at QUT (specialising in memoir, Mad Studies and Narrative Medicine). She holds a Master of Philosophy (specialising in poetry) from QUT, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) from QUT, a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from UQ, and a Bachelor of Photography with Honours from Griffith University.