Ashley Hay is an award-winning writer. As a novelist and essayist, her work has been praised for its ‘incandescent intelligence and a rare sensibility’ and her prizes include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards People’s Choice, and the UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing. Her novels — including The Railwayman’s Wife (2014) and A Hundred Small Lessons (2017) – have been published to critical acclaim and commercial success in Australia, the US, the UK and in translation. Gum, her second book of narrative non-fiction, was first published in 2002 by Duffy & Snellgrove. She is the editor of Griffith Review.