Hayley Scrivenor is a writer, academic and former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival, which runs in November every year on the South Coast of NSW. Hayley’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in TEXT, Seizure Online, SCUM, Mascara Literary Review, Phantasmagoria Magazine, SWAMP and Verity La and she was shortlisted for the Overland Story Wine prize. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Koppe/ASA Fellowship for her novel-in-progress The Push Back, about a young girl who goes missing from a small country town. In March 2020, this manuscript was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize. Hayley is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong.