Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia and now lives and works in Melbourne. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award for Best First Book and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was also shortlisted for many awards and won the inaugural Stella Prize in 2013 and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. Her new novel, Exploded View, was published in early 2019 and was shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award. Carrie has an MA in Creative Writing. She is a former Creative Director of Faber Academy and has taught at RMIT, Writer’s Victoria, the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the Banff Centre for Creative Arts in Canada.