The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer and editor. Her debut novel, Our Magic Hour, was published to a warm critical reception, followed by short story collection Pulse Points, which won the 2018 Readings Prize and the 2018 Steele Rudd Prize in the Queensland Literary Awards. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year in 2017 and 2018. Bodies of Light, her second novel, won the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award. She lives in Naarm/Melbourne.