Liesl Jobson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BMus in 1991 and an MA (Writing) with Distinction in 2007.
She is the author of a collection of prose poems and flash fiction, 100 Papers (Botsotso, 2008), which won the Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Award. Her poetry debut, View from an Escalator (Botsotso, 2008), was published with a Community Publishing Project grant from the Centre for the Book.
She is a senior correspondent for the South African literary website, BOOK SA, and teaches poetry for the South African Writers College. She plays bassoon and contrabassoon when the stars align and the reeds are good.