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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Age, Saturday Paper, Australian Book Review and Literary Hub. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year consecutively in 2017 and 2018. Our Magic Hour, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. Her second book, Pulse Points, was the winner of the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and the 2018 Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection in the Queensland Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for a 2018 NSW Premier’s 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