Christie Nieman is an award-nominated author, essayist and playwright. Her debut novel As Stars Fall, about ecosystems and grief, was a Notable Book of the 2015 CBCA awards. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in journals and magazines including Meanjin, Canary, Overland and The Guardian. She has been a contributing editor on a couple of prominent commercial feminist anthologies: Just Between Us; Mothers and Others; and now, most recently, #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement, which featured her short fiction. Her critically acclaimed play, Call Me Komachi, received a Green-Room Award nomination, multiple productions, and publication by the Australian Script Centre. She lives and works on Dja Dja Wurrung country. Her next novel Where We Begin is due out with Pan MacMillan August 25.