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Jessica Zhan Mei Yu is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer of fiction, essays and poetry. She  In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literature Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

Her debut novel, But the Girl is out now with Penguin Random House in Australia and Jonathan Cape in the UK. Her essay collection, All the Stain is Tender is set to follow with the same publishers. 

She is represented by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group.  

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