Hayley Scrivenor is the author of Dirt Town which was published internationally in 2022 and quickly became a #1 Australian bestseller (published as Dirt Creek in North America). The novel has been shortlisted for multiple national and international awards, including the Penguin Literary Prize, Crimefest Bristol’s Specsavers Crime Fiction Debut Award, a 2023 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ+ Mystery, a Barry Award, Best First Novel in the 2023 International Thriller Writers Awards, two ABIAs, an Australian Indie Book Award, and the CWA New Blood Dagger. The book has been translated into several languages.
Hayley is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong. She lives on Dharawal country, on the east coast of Australia.