Amanda O'Callaghan is a Brisbane-based author whose short stories and flash fiction have been published and won awards in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Her work has been awarded and shortlisted in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, Flash 500, Carmel Bird Award, Aeon Award, Bristol Short Story Prize and Fish Short Story Prize.
A former advertising executive, Amanda holds English degrees from King's College London, and a PhD for the University of Queensland. In 2016 she was a recipient of a Queensland Writers Fellowship. THIS TASTE FOR SILENCE is her debut collection.