Lee Kofman is the Israeli–Australian author of three fiction books in Hebrew. Her short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry in English has appeared around the world in Best Australian Stories, Best Australian Essays, Griffith Review, Heat, Westerly, Creative Nonfiction (US), Brand (UK) and Malahat Review (Canada) among many others. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her writing, including an Australian Council grant and a Varuna Flagship Fellowship. She holds an MA in Creative Writing (University of Melbourne) and a PhD in Social Sciences (RMIT). Lee has been mentoring writers and teaching writing classes for over ten years. She also blogs about the writing process and her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.