Tracy Ryan has taught literature, creative writing and film at various universities in Australia and in England, and worked as a bookseller, editor and translator. Her writing has won many awards including the Western Australian and Victorian Premier’s Prizes. Transit Lounge published her fourth novel Claustrophobia in 2015. The title was subsequently published in Italy by Newton Compton as Un Vita Tranquilla. Ryan lives with her partner John Kinsella and their son in Toodyay, Western Australia.