Jesse Blackadder


Jesse is an internationally awarded author of novels for adults and children




Dr Jesse Blackadder is an internationally awarded author, published by HarperCollins and ABC Books. She has published three adult novels:
• "After the Party", set in contemporary Byron Bay, which made the Australian Book Review list of favourite Australian novels in 2010 (optioned for a television series)
• "The Raven’s Heart" (set in 16th century Scotland) which was published in Australia, the UK, USA and Canada and won international awards including the Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction.
• "Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica", (set in 1930s Norway and Antarctica), for which she was awarded the 2011-12 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship.

Her children's novels (for 8-13 year olds) include:
• Stay: The Last Dog in Antarctica
• Paruku The Desert Brumby
• Dexter The Courageous Koala (forthcoming)

Jesse is looking for producers interested in optioning her work. She is available for attachment as a screenwriter. Jesse is represented by Cameron's Agency.


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