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Yumna Kassab is a writer based in Sydney. She studied medical science and neuroscience at university. Her books include The House of Youssef, Australiana and The Lovers. She has been listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, Queensland Literary Award and The Stella Prize. Her writing has appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Morning Herald, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and Griffith Review.
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer, moderator and curator for writers and ideas festivals. In 2023 she's the curator and interviewer of Brisbane Writers Festival's online series The Second Book, and curator of ABC RN's on-air writers festival, Big Weekend of Books. She's conducted radio interviews for ABC RN's The Music Show, Big Ideas and The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs across ABC radio. Recent interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton and Robert Jones Jr.