Mirandi Riwoe is the author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure's Viva la Novella V and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Queensland Literary Award's fiction prize. Her latest work, The Burnished Sun, is a short story collection. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (QUT).
Martine Kropkowski is a writer and researcher based in Brisbane, Australia. Her writing has appeared across literary journals, magazines and anthologies. She was awarded the UQP Writing Mentorship for This Wretched Self, a novel exploring domestic abuse and female friendship. Previously a journalist, Martine now teaches professional and creative writing at The University of Queensland, where she also investigates fanatical language and its fictional representations as part of her post graduate research.