Jill Jones was born in Sydney and has lived in Adelaide since 2008. She is the author of 13 full-length works as well as a number of chapbooks. Her work has won a number of awards including the Wesley Michel Wright Prize, Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the Kenneth Slessor Prize, the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize, and the Mary Gilmore Award. Her poems have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Czech, Macedonian and Spanish. She has been a film reviewer, journalist, book editor, arts administrator, and most recently, an academic at University of Adelaide.