Catherine McKinnon is an award-winning writer of novels, plays and short stories. In 2006 she won the Penguin Women's Weekly Award for her short story Haley and the Sea. Her play Tilt was selected for the 2010 National Playwriting Festival, and another of her plays, As I Lay Dreaming, won the Mitch Matthews Award in 2010. In 2015 she was co-winner of the Griffith Review Novella 111 Award. Her short stories, reviews and articles have appeared in Transnational Literature, Text Journal, RealTime and Narrative. She lives in NSW and teaches performance and creative writing at the University of Wollongong.