Chloe Higgins is the founder of Wollongong Writers Festival, and recently stepped down as Director to focus on her Creative Writing PhD. She was the 2016 Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre Emerging Writer-in-Residence and the Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Resident at Varuna and a WestWords Fellowship recipient. Her work has appeared inSuburban Review, Prowlings, Lip mag, Tertangala, ZPlatt, and Kindling. In May 2017, she was named the winner of the inaugural Feminartsy Memoir Prize. She was raised in Western Sydney and currently lives between Western Sydney, Wollongong and backpacker hostels around the world.