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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer, editor and translator. Her work has been published in Overland, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC’s The Drum. Her novel Our Magic Hour was shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and will be published by Text in 2016.

Jolley Prize 2014 (Winner): 'Aokigahara' by Jennifer Down

September 2014, no. 364 01 September 2014
I phoned my father when I arrived. He said ‘Your mum’s just round at Aunty El’s’ in such a way that I knew she wasn’t; that she’d left the room with her hand to her mouth when he’d first said hullo, love, and I felt so sorry for us all. The hotel room was cool and masculine. I drew back the curtains and looked out. The cityscape glittered through two big windows, like a part of som ... (read more)