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)
Winner:
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
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.

Jesse Blackadder 2015