Lisa Southgate writes creative nonfiction, memoir and plays. She has also written fantasy fiction and worked as a print journalist. In October 2015 her short memoir Boothville, about having a baby in a hostel for unmarried mothers, was published by US Publisher In Fact Books in its new anthology, Oh Baby! In 2009 Lisa's unpublished memoir Pie Street won a Varuna Publisher Fellowship, and in 2014 it was short-listed for the Finch Memoir Prize. Lisa is also a One Book Many Brisbanes winner, and a lover of manual typewriters.