Jessica Yu is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. In 2015, she was selected as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s 30 under 30. Her writing has been published in The Best Australian Poems, Overland, Cordite, The Lifted Brow, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Saturday Paper and more. She received a 2016-7 ROSL Arts Travel Scholarship to complete a fellowship and present her work with Edinburgh Art Festival 2017, a Glenfern Fellowship and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship. She has spoken about and performed her work at Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival as well as on Triple R and ABC Radio. She was awarded the Melbourne City Library Young Writer Award (2016), the Young Writers Innovation Prize (2014), the Best of Express Prize for Short Fiction (2014) and the Above Water Prize (2015). She is currently writing her first novel.