Yvette Walker was born in 1970 in Melbourne. Letters to the End of Love, her first novel, evolved out of a short story called ‘Dear Reader’, which won the 2003 HQ Magazine National Short Story Competition. In 2009 Yvette won the Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction, and spent time at Varuna, the Writer’s Centre. Letters to the End of Love was completed as part of a Doctorate of Creative Arts at Curtin University. Yvette lives in Perth with her wife, Melanie Rodriga and works as a bookseller.