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Mandy is an award winning writer, academic and reviewer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her critically acclaimed collection of short stories, Wild, Fearless Chests (out now with Hachette) was shortlisted for the Richell Prize and the Dorothy Hewett Award, and a story from the collection won the MOTH International Short Story Award. She teaches at Griffith University in Creative Writing and is also a researcher at RMIT where she is engaging, through fiction, with the work of Simone de Beauvoir. Mandy is a regular fiction reviewer for The Big Issue, and her debut novel, My Heart is an Ocean, will be out with Hachette in 2022.