Edwina Shaw is a Brisbane writer of fiction and memoir. She first came to Varuna in January 2014 on a second book fellowship to work on “Dear Madman”. Her first book Thrill Seekers> was released in 2012. It was shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier’s UTS/Glenda Adam’s Award for New Writing. Her second novel ms., “Child of Fortune,” based on her experiences working in Cambodia, was a finalist in the 2012 Amazon/Penguin US Breakthrough Novel Award. Several of her short stories have been published in Australian and international journals. She lives in Brisbane with her family and two fat chooks.