Simon Brown has worked as an inhouse journalist, copywriter, editor and communications officer for universities, charities, NGOs and two advertising firms.
He’s also written short stories – which have been published in Australia, the US, the UK, Poland and Japan – and eight novels, all published in Australia; the last six were also published in the US and Russia. All his fiction can be described broadly as speculative fiction.
He’s Australian, but currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his wife teaches at an international school.
His website (and intermittent blog) Strange Borders can be found at https://simonbrown.co/
Vrinda Baliga is the author of three short story collections -- 'Mixtape', 'Arrivals and Departures' and 'Name, Place, Animal, Thing'. Her work has been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies such as A Case of Indian Marvels (Aleph Book Company, 2022), And Lately, The Sun (Calyx Press, Australia, 2020), The Best Asian Short Stories 2019 (Kitaab International, Singapore), The Asia Literary Review, The Big Issue, Himal Southasian, The Indian Quarterly, The Bombay Review, and Commonwealth Writers adda, among others. She is a 2014 alumna of the Sangam House International Writers' Residency, and her climate-fiction story 'The Beached Whale' was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2021. Vrinda lives in Hyderabad, India, with her husband and two children.