Jesse has won awards for her fiction and non-fiction writing in Australia and the USA.
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)
Light (HarperCollins Australia 2013)
Winner: 2011/12 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship
Grant Books 2005)
Australian Book Review list of all time favourite Australian novels (2010).
Winner: 2012 Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism (for the essay ‘The first woman and the last dog in Antarctica’)
Winner: 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.