Megan Jacobson

Megan Jacobson is an award-winning YA author and TV scriptwriter. She grew up in Darwin and the far north coast of NSW but now lives in Sydney where she works in TV news production at the ABC.

Her first novel, Yellow, was a Notable Book in the Book of the Year: Older Readers category of the 2017 CBCA Awards. It was shortlisted for the 2018 REAL Children’s Choice awards: Fiction for years 7-9; as well as shortlisted for the 2017 Davitt Awards: Young Adult category.

Her second novel, The Build-Up Season, won the 2018 Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature; was shortlisted for the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Ethel Turner’s Prize for Young People’s Literature; and was shortlisted for the 2019 REAL Children’s Choice Awards: Fiction for Years 7-9.

Her short stories have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Review of Australian Fiction, aired on ABC radio, and appeared in the UTS Writers Anthology.

She has a degree in journalism and has also worked as an in-house script story-liner and script editor for several Australian television dramas.