Christie Nieman is an award-nominated author, editor, researcher and playwright. Her novel As Stars Fall (Pan Macmillan 2014), about the ecosystem of grief and the life of an endangered Australian bird, was a Notable Book of the 2015 CBCA awards. Her fiction and nonfiction appears in journals, newspapers and blogs including Meanjin, the Guardian and Booktopia. One of her best short nonfictions ‘Moving Helen Garner’s Books’ was first published in Meanjin and shared widely. She has been a contributing editor on a couple of prominent anthologies: Just Between Us, 2013; and Mothers and Others, 2015, which featured her 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’s showcase of the best Australian plays. She has held writers residencies and fellowships in Australia and Japan and has taught writing at Nanzan University in Japan and at the University of Melbourne. She is currently undertaking a doctorate in creative writing and ecocriticism at La Trobe University and chasing one-and-a-half year old twins.