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 – The Furies, will be out with Hachette in 2022.