Christie Nieman is a Victorian writer, editor, and playwright. Recently she co-edited and wrote for Just between us: Australian writers tell the truth about female friendships (Pan Macmillan, May 2013), a collection of critical, fictional and nonfictional writing by some of Australia’s best writers. She has had playscripts and fiction published and professionally produced, and she has held writers’ residencies both here in Australia and in Japan. Her play Call Me Komachi was nominated for a major Green Room Award and won critical acclaim. Recently she managed to stop watching birds long enough to write about them, and the resulting young adult novel about a rare Australian bird and teenage grief will be published by Pan Macmillan in 2014. She is currently working towards a PhD in English through La Trobe University.