Charlotte Grimshaw is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, Provocation, Guilt, Foreign City, The Night Book and Soon. In 2000 she was awarded the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship. She has been a double finalist and prizewinner in the Sunday Star-Times short story competition, and in 2006 she won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award. In 2007 she won a Book Council Six Pack prize. Her story collection Opportunity was short listed for the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Prize, and, in 2008, Opportunity won New Zealand's premier Montana award for fiction, along with the Montana medal. She was also the 2008 Montana Book Reviewer of the Year. Her story collection, Singularity was short listed for the 2009 Frank O'Connor International Prize and the South East Asia and Pacific section of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. The Night Book was shortlisted for the NZ Post Awards in 2011. She writes a monthly column in Metro magazine, for which she won a 2009 Qantas Media Award. She lives in Auckland.