Literary Awards

Jesse has won awards for her fiction and non-fiction writing in Australia and the USA.

The Raven’s Heart (HarperCollins Australia 2011, Bywater Books 2012)
Winner: 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction (USA)
Winner: 2013 Golden Crown Award (USA)
Bronze medal: 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards Historical Fiction (USA)
Finalist: 2013 Lambda Foundation Literary Award (USA)
Finalist: F013 ForeWord Book of the Year (USA)
Winner: Varuna HarperCollins Manuscript Development Award 2011 (Australia)

Chasing the Light (HarperCollins Australia 2013)
2011/12 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship

After the Party (Hardie Grant Books 2005)
Australian Book Review list of all time favourite Australian novels (2010).

Other Awards
2012 Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism (for the essay ‘The first woman and the last dog in Antarctica’)
2009 New Mardi Gras Short Story Award

‘From her glorious opening paragraph, which immediately captivated me, Jesse Blackadder has produced a spirited, beautifully written and structured story, bringing to light the history of the first women to reach Antarctica.’
- Guy Morrison Prize judge, journalist Nikki Barrowclough.

Jesse Blackadder 2015