Eliza Henry-Jones is an author based on a little farm in the Yarra Valley of Victoria.
Her debut novel In the Quiet was published in 2015 as part of a three book deal with HarperCollins Australia and is now out in the US through Harper360. It was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and was longlisted in the Indie Awards and ABIA Awards. Her second novel Ache was released in June.
Eliza has recently signed an additional two book deal with HarperCollins Australia for two works for younger readers. Her first Young Adult novel P is for Pearl will be published in March, 2018.
Eliza has qualifications in English, Psychology and grief, loss and trauma counselling. She has also completed an honours thesis exploring representations of bushfire trauma in fiction. Her work has been published widely, appearing in places such as The Guardian, The Age, Southerly, Island, The Big Issue and Daily Life.
In 2012, Eliza was a young Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in WA and in 2015 undertook a residential fellowship at Varuna in NSW.