Antarctic news from Jesse

Hello! Funny, but I haven’t written since the day I stepped off the Aurora Australis in Hobart last November at the end of voyage one. Well, I haven’t written on this blog. I’ve been pretty busy elsewhere, finishing the novel that I was researching about the first woman to reach Antarctica, writing an essay about my research and sketching out the first part of a kid’s novel about the last dog in Antarctica. It’s been a busy time and there’s a bit to report.

‘Chasing the light: a novel of Antarctica’ is being published by the Fourth Estate imprint of HarperCollins Australia in February 2013. If you’d like to stay up to date with the news and hear about any launches or readings in your area, please follow this link and sign up to the email list. I promise it will only be used sparingly for news of the book coming out!

My essay ‘The first woman and the last dog in Antarctica’ won the Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism last week. It’s not published yet – I’m holding on to it till my novel comes out next year. For more details check out my website.

My first novel The Raven’s Heart is coming out in the US, Canada and the UK this September and part of the duties of an author these days is to blog! So I’ll be writing back here again, but not necessarily about Antarctica. If you’d like to keep following me that would be great, but I won’t be offended if you move on. The blog will look a little different too.

All the best


About Jesse Blackadder

Living at the easternmost tip of Australia on the caldera of an extinct volcano, Jesse Blackadder is a novelist, freelance writer and Doctor of Creative Arts. She is fascinated by landscapes, adventurous women and very cold places and has published three adult novels and three novels for children.
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5 Responses to Antarctic news from Jesse

  1. Robyn says:

    Wow! That is tremendous news. You are on a triple-barreled roll. Congratulations and Bravo!
    Robyn xx

  2. Nadene MacDonald says:

    Glad to hear your books are coming along. Our daughter Stephanie MacDonald went down to Davis on the AA with you so we keep a close eye on what you are doing too. Looking forward to getting your books and hope there will be a book launch in Brisbane as we will definitely be there. Congratulations on your award.

  3. So glad to read the update…you sure have been busy. I expect to hear you soon on
    the Margaret Throsby show…(I listen every weekday). Some Brisbane friends are visiting
    us now and we are touring thru Southern Utah visiting the Nat’l parks. All the best to
    you….Olga Robinson, (Nancy’s Mom)

  4. Gina Baker says:

    Mrs Blackadder
    I will follow your blog from Antarctica to the Adriatic or wherever you write I will follow
    Success is well deserved
    Love your work and your perseverance

  5. Linnie says:

    Hello dear Jesse. Yay!!! 🙂 Well done you! Ms Imi made an announcement re your award, to which news the response was resounding applause and much affection and congratulatory wishes aimed in your general direction. Fantastic! I love your earlier books and am eagerly awaiting your lastest work. Hugs to you, lovely Jesse… We tenors (the whole choir, really) are missing you… come back soon!!! (((hug)))

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