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Mandy is an award-winning writer, academic and book reviewer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her critically acclaimed debut novel The Furies (Hachette AUS & UK) was shortlisted for the 2022 QLD Literary Awards – Fiction. Her collection of short stories, Wild, Fearless Chests (Hachette), was shortlisted for many awards; notably the Richell Prize, 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 a creative writing researcher at RMIT, where she is concerned with the reading and writing of philosophically engaged fiction.