James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of major Australian and international literary awards, and in 2012 he won the Pascall Prize for Australia's Critic of the Year. His new novel, Ghost Species, is published by Hamish Hamilton.
Sophie Cunningham is the author of six books. She is a former publisher and editor and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab. In 2019 Sophie was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contributions to literature.