Ed Wright is the author of six popular histories, three books of poems and an award-winning novella. He writes an Australian Fiction review column for The Australian newspaper and is the Fiction Publisher and part-owner of independent literary press, Puncher & Wattmann. He has a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Sydney and lives in Newcastle where he has run his own successful writing school for kids and adults and editing service, The Creative Word Shop, since 2015. He edits a range of books including Miles Franklin short-listed books and self-published books. His latest book is Gas Deities (Puncher & Wattmann, 2020).