Alys Jackson

Alys Jackson is an award-winning author of short fiction and poetry. Her children’s stories appear in magazines worldwide, including The School Magazine (Australia), Caterpillar Magazine (Ireland), and Aquila Magazine, (UK). In 2018, Alys' website was accredited as a learning destination for the Children’s University, an international charity that provides engaging, innovative educational experiences for children 7 – 14. A selection of her stories also appear on Well Read, an online reading platform supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BBC Children in Need.

Alys’ short fiction and poetry for adults has appeared in numerous journals, including Griffith Review and Social Alternatives. In 2020, two of her stories were chosen for the short story collection, Thrill Me, Glimmer Press, 2020. 

In 2017, Alys received both the Harold Goodwin Short Story Award and the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts' Award for Prose and Poetry. She has been shortlisted for Alan Marshall Short Story Award three times.

When not writing, Alys manages a Community Food Swap in the Adelaide Hills.

Published Titles

Hugo's Runaway Legs, Larrikin House, 2021

The Land Belongs to Me, Big Sky Publishing, 2019