Christie Nieman is an award-winning author, essayist and playwright. Her latest novel Where We Begin (Pan Macmillan, 2020) won the Davitt award for Best YA Novel and a CBCA Honour Book Award and was also shortlisted for the Victorian and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her short fiction, essays and other nonfiction appears in journals and magazines including Meanjin, Canary, Overland and The Guardian. She has been a contributing editor on the prominent commercial feminist anthologies: Just Between Us (2013); and Mothers and Others (2015); and #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement (2019), 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 lives and works on Dja Dja Wurrung country.