Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. She lives and writes on Dharawal country and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong. Hayley was awarded the 2019 Ray Koppe/ASA Fellowship for young writers for her novel about a young girl who goes missing from a small country town. The manuscript was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and won the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award. Her debut novel DIRT TOWN (published as DIRT CREEK in North America) will be published in 2022.