Rose Michael’s first novel, The Asking Game (2007), was a runner-up for the Vogel and received an Aurealis honourable mention. Short stories from it appeared in Island, Griffith Review and Best Australian Stories. An early extract from her second, The Art of Navigation (2017), was shortlisted for a Conjure award. She has published speculative fiction criticism in The Conversation, Sydney Review of Books, TEXT and Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Extracts from her new novel appear in Going Down Swingingand Meanjin.