Kathryn Heyman is a novelist, essayist and scriptwriter. She has written six novels: ‘The Breaking’, ‘Keep Your Hands on the Wheel’, ‘The Accomplice’, ‘Captain Starlight’s Apprentice’, ‘Floodline’, and ‘Storm and Grace’. Her memoir ‘Fury’ was published in 2021. She has received numerous awards for her writing, and held several writing fellowships. She has taught creative writing for the University of Oxford, and is now Conjoint Professor in Humanities at the University of Newcastle. In 2012, she founded the Australian Writers Mentoring Program.