UNSW Alumni Awards - Meet Jessie

Published: 26 July 2021

Jessie Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years and undertook a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education at UNSW. 

She is the emerging book critic at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and a journalist and cultural editor at Women's Agenda. Her work has been published in The Guardian, L.A. Review of Books and South China Morning Post.

Jessie has won several poetry and writing awards and her first book of poetry, You Should Have Told Me We Have Nothing Left, was released in 2018. A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing is her first novel.

Learn more about the 2021 winner of the UNSW Alumni Award for Young Alumni in the clip below.


See all the 2021 winners