Mette Jakobsen has a PhD in Creative Writing and a BA in philosophy. In 2004 she graduated from NIDA's Playwrights Studio and several of her plays have been broadcast on ABC Radio National. Her novels are The Vanishing Act, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2012, and What the Light Hides.
'Radiant, enchanting-The Wingmaker is a joy to read. I adore Mette Jakobsen's writing.' * Favel Parrett * 'Mette Jakobsen's first novel is a gossamer web, a work of fragile beauty.' * Saturday Age on The Vanishing Act * 'A wonderful story told with a voice that I wanted to listen to. A voice that will stay with me for a long time.' * Sydney Morning Herald on The Vanishing Act * 'A delectable delight, a fetching fable that is both heartbreaking in its poignancy and breathtaking in its delicacy.' * Booklist on The Vanishing Act * 'Jakobsen has written a very special book, a tender and considered exploration of how we love and how we cope with loss.' * Adelaide Advertiser on What the Light Hides * 'Mette Jakobsen is an expert in creating images...Jakobsen describes the sights and sounds of inner-city Newtown as lovingly as she details the bush in the Blue Mountains.' * Readings on What the Light Hides *