Mandy is an award-winning writer, academic and book reviewer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut novel The Furies is out in February (Hachette), and her critically acclaimed collection of short stories, Wild, Fearless Chests (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.