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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

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  1. Dear Megan,

    I just want to say what a great honour and an incredible blessing for me to have met you in person during the celebration of literature at my school. I felt forever indebted to your support, kind words and encouragement. My life has become better as a result of your positive input. I will never forget about the wonderful experience I had with you.

    I just got home from my school camp and I had meant to send you this email before I left but I ran out of time.

    As a 12 year old little girl, I was very overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and love you shared with me. If I continue to grow and thrive in writing, it would have been because you have allowed me to stand on your shoulder to see beyond.

    I would love to stay in touch and hope to see you at our next event.

    Thank you again for being so kind and generous to me with your time, your love, and your support.

    I will forever cherish the brief moment of our encountering.

    May you continue to have massive success, may you find precious love, deep peace and ever-lasting happiness.

    Yours in gratitude,

    Grace Curley


    1. Grace Curley, I am still astounded by your age, there is an old old soul in your twelve year old skin. Thank you for this beautiful message, we were all so impressed by your wisdom and poise and there is no doubt that very soon the whole world will know your name and I’m looking forward to seeing all the things you’ll undoubtedly achieve.
      I’d be happy to stay in touch and I’ll definitely say hello if I’m ever lucky enough to be invited back to Somerset, it was such a special school and such a special festival, I’ll look back on it with gorgeous memories always.
      Keep shining,
      x megan


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