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About christienieman

Christie Nieman is an award-nominated author, essayist and playwright. Her debut novel As Stars Fall (Pan Macmillan 2014), about the ecosystem of grief, was a Notable Book of the 2015 CBCA awards. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in journals and magazines including Meanjin, Canary, Overland and The Guardian. She has been a contributing editor on a couple of prominent anthologies: Just Between Us, 2013; and Mothers and Others, 2015, 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 has a PhD in Writing and Ecocriticism and lives and works in country Victoria. Her next novel is due out with Pan MacMillan in 2019.

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Maya Linden, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-Yu and Miriam Sved are Melbourne writers and academics. When they met in a writers group in Melbourne, they discovered they shared a dark secret: all had been dumped by a female friend at some point, and they all still carried the pain. Once they realised there was no book that examined these issues from a contemporary perspective, they decided to make their own.