Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne-based writer and academic. She has appeared at the Melbourne & Sydney Writers Festivals and on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily. Bec has judged a number of literary prizes, including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and her reviews can be found in The Australian, Bookseller & Publisher and Australian Book Review. She has written fiction and non-fiction for a number of publications including Westerly, Meanjin, Review of Australian Fiction and the Shuffle anthology. Bec was the Schools Manager for the Stella Prize for five years, and is currently schools programmer at the Wheeler Centre and a sessional tutor and academic at LaTrobe University.