Christie Nieman is an award-nominated author, editor, researcher and playwright. Her debut novel As Stars Fall (Pan Macmillan 2014) was a Notable Book of the 2015 CBCA awards. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in journals and magazines including Meanjin 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 is currently undertaking a doctorate in creative writing and ecocriticism at La Trobe University.