Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir—Affection—and fiction: Wintering, An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.
Kathleen Jennings is a writer and illustrator based in Brisbane. Her debut Australian Gothic short novel Flyaway (Picador) was published in 2020. Her debut poetry collection Travelogues (Brain Jar Press) was also published in 2020, and she won the 2020 World Fantasy Award for art.
Tabitha Bird is a writer and poet who lives and works in the rural township of Boonah, Queensland. By day Tabitha may be found painting, working on her next book or with her husband, three beautiful boys and Chihuahua. Her debut novel A Lifetime of Impossible Days was published in June 2019 by Penguin Random House.
Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder and academic who tutors in poetry and creative writing at the University of Queensland. She has published a collection of poems, The Hospital for Dolls, short stories, essays and articles. What started out as research for a PhD dissertation on Elizabeth Gould became a labour of love and her first novel, The Birdman’s Wife, which has been printed in three formats. Melissa’s second novel, The Bee and the Orange Tree, was published in November 2019 with Affirm Press.