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Jessica Yu is a researcher and writer of fiction, essays and poetry based in Melbourne. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literature Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

Her debut novel, But the Girl will be released in 2023 and her debut essay collection, All the Stain is Tender is due for release in 2024. Both books will be published by Jonathan Cape (UK) and Penguin Random House (Aus).

She is represented by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group.  

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