Sally Piper is a Brisbane-based writer. Her debut novel, Grace’s Table (UQP 2014), was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards - Emerging Queensland Author category and she was awarded a Varuna Publishing Fellowship for her manuscript. She holds a Master of Arts (Research) in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology. Sally is an active member of the Queensland Writers Centre and currently presents workshops and seminars for them and mentors other writers on their ‘Writer’s Surgery’ program.
Her short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in various print and online publications, to include an award-winning short story in the inaugural One Book Many Brisbanes anthology, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, The Weekend Australian, WQ, Quality Women’s Fiction (UK), Peninsular Magazine (UK) and Writer’s Forum (UK).
The Geography of Friendship (UQP 2018) is her second novel. Since publication in July, The Geography of Friendship has received favourable reviews across several major media outlets and was selected by The Australian Women’s Weekly as their ‘Great Read’ for July. The Geography of Friendship and Grace's Table will be published by Legend Press (UK) in 2019.