Hayley Scrivenor is a writer, teacher and former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. She lives and writes on D’harawal country. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared ina range of Australian literary journals and she was shortlisted for the Overland Story Wine prize. Hayley was awarded the 2019 Ray Koppe/ASA Fellowship for 'The Push Back', which was also shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize. She is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong.