Beth Spencer’s books include Vagabondage, a verse memoir from UWAP, and How to Conceive of a Girl (Vintage/Random House). Her awards include the Age Short Story Award; runner up for the Steele Rudd Award; several fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council; and she was the Inaugural Dinny O’Hearn Fellow. An expanded print version of The Age of Fibs, which won the inaugural Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, will be published in 2022. She lives and writes on un-ceded Guringai & Darkinjung land on the NSW Central Coast. www.bethspencer.com & @bethspen
Jing Chen, Ruby, was born in Jiangsu province, China. She received her bachelor’s degree in English literature fromWuhan University, and is currently completing an MA degree in translation studies. She has worked as a translator since 2005.
Iris Fan Xing has a PhD from the University of Western Australia on contemporary Australian and Chinese women’s poetry. Her own Chinese-English volume of poetry Lost in the Afternoon was published by ASM in Macao in 2009. Fan won first prize for poetry in the HK City Literary Awards for 2011.