Amanda Curtin is a Perth writer and book editor. Her first novel, The Sinkings, was published in 2008 to critical acclaim and her award-winning short stories, widely published in literary journals and anthologies, were collected in Inherited to further acclaim in 2011. Amanda has been granted writing residencies in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and New York. She also lectures in writing and editing at Edith Cowan University and presents writing workshops. Her latest novel, Elemental, was published in 2013.