Mandy is an award-winning writer, academic and book reviewer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her critically acclaimed debut novel The Furies is out now (Hachette), and her collection of short stories, Wild, Fearless Chests (Hachette), was shortlisted for many awards, notibly 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 a creative writing researcher at RMIT who is concerned with the reading and writing philosophically engaged fiction through both a creative and critical discourse with existential phenomenologist and feminist Simone de Beauvoir.