Dr Saskia Beudel is an essayist, novelist and nonfiction writer. Her books, A Country in Mind, Curating Sydney: Imagining the City’s Future (with Jill Bennett) and Borrowed Eyes, have been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards, NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the Dobbie Award. A recent essay is included in Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time (Monash University Museum of Art, 2017), which was shortlisted for the NGV’s Cornish Family Prize. A new research project explores narratives formed through interviews with environmental scientists. She currently lectures in writing and literary studies at the University of Canberra.