Christie Nieman is an award-nominated author, essayist and playwright. Her debut novel As Stars Fall (Pan Macmillan 2014), 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, 2013; and Mothers and Others, 2015, which featured her short fiction and nonfiction. Her critically acclaimed play, Call Me Komachi, received a Green-Room Award nomination, multiple productions, and publication by the Australian Script Centre. She has a PhD in Writing and Ecocriticism and lives and works in country Victoria. Her next novel is due out with Pan MacMillan in 2019.