Jesse Blackadder, who really was born with that surname, is fascinated by landscapes, adventurous women and very cold places. Her first novel After the Party made the Australian Book Review list of favourite Australian novels in 2010. Her second novel The Raven’s Heart was published in Australia in 2011 and is coming out in the UK/USA in Feb 2013. Her current novel is about the first woman to travel to Antarctica and will be published in Australia in February 2013. Jesse was awarded the 2011-12 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship and travelled there in 2011.