Megan Jacobson is a Brisbane-based award-winning YA author, picture book author, and TV scriptwriter.
Her first novel, Yellow, was a Shortlisted Book in the Book of the Year: Older Readers category of the 2017 CBCA Awards. It was shortlisted for the 2018 REAL Children’s Choice awards: Fiction for years 7-9; as well as shortlisted for the 2017 Davitt Awards: Young Adult category.
Her second novel, The Build-Up Season, won the 2018 Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature; was shortlisted for the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Ethel Turner’s Prize for Young People’s Literature; and was shortlisted for the 2019 REAL Children’s Choice Awards: Fiction for Years 7-9.
Her debut picture book, Big Love, illustrated by Beck Feiner, was the title that launched the Walker Studio imprint in Australia – a new imprint that showcases books with elegant, engaging designs and superior production values. Big Love was a 2022 CBCA Notable book.
Megan’s short stories have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Review of Australian Fiction, aired on ABC radio, and appeared in the UTS Writers Anthology. She’s also published articles in Elle Magazine
She has a degree in journalism and has also worked as an in-house script story-liner and script editor for several Australian television dramas, including the International Emmy nominated children’s series Dance Academy. She currently works part time in digital news production at the ABC and is available for school and library author talks and workshops.
Agent – Australia: http://www.curtisbrown.com.au/pagej
Agent – UK / Europe: http://curtisbrown.co.uk/client/megan-jacobson