Jessie Tu is a Sydney based writer. Recently, she travelled to New York City on an Australia Council for the Arts Grant to complete her first novel. She has performed at the Sydney Writers Festival and published pieces in The Guardian, Meanjin, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review and Southerly. She was a shortlisted prize winner for the International Peter Porter Prize and runner up in the Deborah Cass Prize. Her first book of poems,“You should have told me we have nothing left” was published by Vagabond Press in 2018.