Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (2013) and The Sinkings (2008), and short story collection Inherited (2011). Elemental was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards and in 2016 was published in the UK. Curtin’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in Griffith Review, Southerly, Island, Indigo, Westerly, Review of Australian Fiction and several anthologies. She has also worked as a book editor for many years. Curtin lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.