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Jennifer Down
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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer and editor. Her debut novel, Our Magic Hour, was shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. The story collection Pulse Points won the 2018 Readings Prize and the 2018 Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Novelist of the Year in 2017 and 2018. Bodies of Light, her second novel, won the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award. She lives in Naarm/Melbourne.


Melbourne Writers Festival: Writers on Film (YouTube)   
‘Jennifer Down: What I’m Listening To’ on 
Daily Review
‘Sense of Place: Jennifer Down, El Bruc’ on Radio National, Blueprint for Living 
Read a short story ‘Lorna, retired florist and grandmother’ in the Saturday Paper

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Titles byJennifer Down
  • Bodies of Light
    Bodies of Light
    Jennifer Down
  • Pulse Points
    Pulse Points
    Jennifer Down
  • Our Magic Hour
    Our Magic Hour
    Jennifer Down