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.