Jennifer Mills

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Jennifer Mills (born 1977) is an Australian novelist, short story writer and poet.


Mills lived in Alice Springs.[1] She was the winner of the 2008 Marian Eldridge Award for Young Emerging Women Writers, the Pacific Region of the 2008-9 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and the 2008 Northern Territory Literary Awards: Best Short Story. She was shortlisted for the 2009 Manchester Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Island magazine, Overland, Heat, the Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Best Australian Stories, and New Australian Stories.[2]

In 2012, Mills was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists.[3] Her essay, Swimming with Aliens, was shortlisted for the 2017 Horne Prize.[4]

She is the fiction editor at Overland.[5]

Her 2018 novel, Dyschronia, was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award.[6]




Contributed chapter[edit]

  • "Spanners and mirages", pp. 107–118, in: Destroying the joint, edited by Jane Caro, Read How You Want (2015, ISBN 9781459687295).


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  1. ^ "A sense of place". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ "UQP - Jennifer Mills". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Sydney Writers' Festival: Melanie Joosten, Rohan Wilson, Jennifer Mills". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ "The Horne Prize - News". The Horne Prize. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ Mills, Jennifer. "The other side of climate grief is climate fury". Overland literary journal. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  6. ^ Boland, Michaela (2 July 2019). "'Try being a Leb': Author from Punchbowl shortlisted for Miles Franklin". ABC News. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

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