Alys Jackson is a poet and short story writer based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Fiction for Adults
Her debut collection of poetry, Wolf Ghosts, will be published within New Poets 20 alongside Julia Wakefield Houghton and Sharon Faulkes, Friendly Street Poets, 2019.
In 2019 her short story, The Utter Absence of Everything, was long listed for the Wigleaf 50 Best Short Fiction of 2019.
In 2017, she was awarded the Grenfell Henry Lawson Statuette for Prose and the Harold Goodwin Short Story Award. She has been shortlisted for the Alan Marshall Short Story Award three times.
Alys’ fiction and poetry for children has been widely published in magazines in Australia and Europe. She is a regular contributor to the School Magazine, the world’s oldest literary magazine for children.
Her first picture book, This Land Belongs to Me, will be released in August 2019 by Big Sky Publishing.
Alys’ second picture book, Hugo’s Runaway Legs, Larrikin House is due for publication in 2020.
In 2017 her website was accredited as a learning destination for the Children’s University., an international charity aimed at providing engaging and innovative educational experiences for children 7 – 14.
‘Who owns our natural world? With a strong, yet simple message we discover the answer in this beautifully-crafted picture book. The story is a thought-provoking delight!’ – Janeen Brian, author of I’m a Dirty Dinosaur.
Alys is a member of:
Australia East/New Zealand Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – SCBWI
Australian Society of Authors – ASA