Alys Jackson

Alys Jackson is an award-winning author of fiction for children and adults. This is surprising since her English teacher always told her she couldn’t write. She eventually completed a degree in science and took off on a trip of discovery that lasted twelve years. In 2,000, she arrived in Adelaide with a husband and a suitcase full of notes, and has been writing ever since.

Alys’ literary fiction for children is a regular feature in magazines, including The School Magazine, (Australia), Aquila (UK) and The Caterpillar (Ireland). Alys’ website,, is an accredited learning destination for the Children’s University, an international charity aimed at providing innovative activities for children 7 – 14. She is also the author of The Land Belongs to Me (Big Sky Publishing, 2019).

Alys is the 2017 recipient of the Harold Goodwin Short Story Award and the Henry Lawson Award for Poetry and Prose.

When not writing, Alys manages a Community Food Swap, large organic vegetable garden, fruit trees, bee hives, seven chickens and a ragdoll cat. She is often quite exhausted.

Published Titles

The Land Belongs to Me, Big Sky Publishing, 2019