About Me

A photograph of Anna smiling in a field of flowers. She is wearing a woven necklace of fabric, threads and beads.
Photograph of Anna Jacobson. Photo credit: Peter Wilson

Anna Jacobson is an award-winning writer and artist from 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. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Griffith Review, Australian Poetry Journal, CorditeMeanjin, Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry, 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 is a Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology.

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