Lucy (Jade) Nelson  is a writer whose words sometimes appear in The Big Issue and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has also written personal essays, reviews and short works of fiction for online publications.

In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Sean O'Faolain Short Fiction Prize. Lucy is a past recipient of the annual Templeberg Residential Fellowship (Writers Victoria). She spent the entire fellowship living alone on a coconut plantation on the South West Coast of Sri Lanka where she completed a large chunk of her first novel. 

Lucy has been writer in residence at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre, sat on judging panels for Writers Victoria and the ACT Writers Centre and was a guest panellist during National Young Writers Month 2015.

Lucy is the Artistic Director of Noted Writers Festival, former intern for Sleepers Publishing  and co-host of Scissors Paper Pen Radio for 2XX FM.

On a non-writerly note, Lucy co-founded the Canberra chapter of global dance community No Lights No Lycra and can occasionally be found singing ditties in wine bars. Once,  she won four slabs of beer playing bingo.

Unless otherwise credited, all words and illustrations appearing on this site are her own.