Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. DIRT TOWN is her first novel. An earlier version of the book was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and won the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award. DIRT TOWN (DIRT CREEK in North America) published internationally in 2022, and is a #1 Australian bestseller. Hayley lives on Dharawal country, on the east coast of Australia, and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong.