Emily Bitto has a Masters in Literature and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was published by Affirm Press in 2014. It was the winner of the 2015 Stella Prize.
Emily’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Meanjin, Heat, Island magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald. She lives in Melbourne and teaches in the Creative Writing programs at Victoria University and the University of Melbourne.