Chloe Higgins writes about the things we’re all afraid of: death, sex, love, and how she feels about her mother. Chloe is the director of Wollongong Writers Festival, a casual lecturer and tutor in creative writing at the University of Wollongong where she is completing a PhD, and a member of the Finishing School Collective. Originally from south-west Sydney, she now lives in Wollongong and travels the world for three months per year. The Girls, a memoir about family, grief and sexuality, is her debut and won the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She was also recently shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award, with the winner yet to be announced.