Jennifer Mills is the author of the novels Gone (UQP, 2011) and The Diamond Anchor (UQP, 2009) and a collection of short stories, The Rest is Weight (UQP, 2012). Her work has won many awards, including the 2008 Marian Eldridge Award for Young Emerging Women Writers, the Pacific Region of the 2008-9 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and the 2008 Northern Territory Literary Awards: Best Short Story. In 2012 she was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in Meanjin, Hecate, Overland, Heat, Island, the Lifted Brow, the Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, and New Australian Stories, and she has been a regular contributor to New Matilda and Overland. Mills was Asialink writer in residence in Beijing in 2010. She is currently the fiction editor at Overland. After five years in Alice Springs, she now lives in a very small town in South Australia, and is working on another novel.
A writer of remarkable imagination and exceptional clarity. Every word Mills writes seems deliberately placed, and her writing manages to be both precise and rich in subtext... this is writing that sings.
- Canberra Times
Mills is a compelling storyteller with her own defined style and unflinching eye.
- The Age
A writer of extraordinary range and imagination.
- Cate Kennedy
- The Ember