Mandy is an award-winning writer and a researcher in creative writing. Her debut novel, The Furies, was shortlisted for the Fiction Book of the Year in the Queensland Literary Awards, and her collection of short stories, Wild, Fearless Chests, was shortlisted for the Richell Prize and the Dorothy Hewett Award. Stories from the collection also won the MOTH International Short Story Prize, and were shortlisted for other notable awards. She is a convenor in creative writing at Griffith University and has just submitted her PhD in creative writing at RMIT. For more information go to www.mandybeaumont.com