Claire Christian is a storyteller. A playwright, author, theatre maker and facilitator. Her first novel Beautiful Mess won the Text Prize in 2017. Her play Lysa and the Freeborn Dames debuted at La Boite Theatre in 2018 and is published by Playlab. She’s had the great joy of directing Michelle Law’s smash hit play Single Asian Female since 2017. Her latest novel, It’s Been A Pleasure, Noni Blake, a contemporary adult romance, was released in October 2020 by Text Publishing.
Bernard Gallate began his professional life in the animation industry with Hanna-Barbera, later working for Disney and a multimedia agency. After studying acting, he ran climbing tours of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for six years, while writing and illustrating four books for younger readers. Bernard has been teaching programs on the archaeology of Sydney for over a decade. He drew inspiration for his first novel, The Origin of Me, from the historical sites he's worked on.
Georgina Young is a writer and designer from Melbourne. She has previously had her work published in Voiceworks magazine, as well as in Branches, an anthology published by the Bowen Street Press. Loner is her first novel.