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

The Raven’s Heart
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 Awards (USA)
Finalist: 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year Gay/Lesbian (USA)
Winner: Varuna HarperCollins Manuscript Development Award 2011 (Aus)

Ben Franklin award

Chasing the Light
Winner: 2011/12 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship

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 Mardis 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 2019