Heather Taylor johnson
Heather Taylor Johnson’s first novel, Pursuing Love and Death (HarperCollins 2013), was the love child of a Varuna / HarperCollins unpublished manuscript award. Her second novel, Jean Harley was Here, will come out with UQP in February 2017. As of October 2016 she’ll be the author of four books of poetry. She is the poetry editor for Transnational Literature and is currently editing the poetry anthology Fractured Selves: A Poetry Anthology of Chronic Illness and Pain. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide and has taught in the subject at uni, but then quickly realised she doesn’t belong there because she loves writing most of all (and has three children, a husband and a dog).