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Rebecca Jessen is the award-winning author of Gap (UQP, 2014) and Ask Me About the Future (UQP, 2020). She is the recipient of the QLD Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award, the QLD Literary Award for Best Emerging Author, the State Library of QLD Young Writers Award, and an AMP Tomorrow Maker grant.


In 2021 Her debut poetry collection Ask Me About the Future (UQP, 2020) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry, the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and Commended for the Anne Elder Award. Her poetry and non-fiction has been published widely.


Rebecca currently lives in Brisbane and grew up in south-western Sydney.