Michelle Cahill is the author of fiction, essays and two collections of poetry, including, Vishvarupa, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and Letter to Pessoa, a short story collection that won the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards (Glenda  Adams Award) and was shortlisted for the 2017 Steele Rudd Queensland Literary Award. Born in Kenya, she attended primary school in London before migrating to Australia. She lives in Sydney, where she graduated in Medicine and the Humanities. She is editor of the online literary magazine Mascara and co-editor of the anthology Contemporary Asian Australian Poets. Her story in this collection, ‘Duende’, won the 2014 Hilary Mantel International Short Story Award.

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