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Sydney-based author Rebecca Giggs writes about ecology and environmental imagination, animals, landscape, politics and memory. Her nonfiction has appeared in publications including Best Australian Essays 2016 and 2015 (Black Inc), Best Australian Science Writing 2014 (New South Books), Granta, The Atlantic, The New York Times MagazineGriffithREVIEWAeon MagazineMeanjin and Overland. Rebecca’s short fiction has been widely published and anthologised in collections including Best Australian Stories 2011 (Black Inc) and The Best of the Lifted Brow (Penguin Books). She occasionally writes reviews for The Weekend Australian newspaper and Cordite. Originally from Western Australia, Rebecca holds a PhD in ficto-criticism and ecological philosophy. She is an Early Career Scholar and member of Faculty in the English Department at Macquarie University, where she teaches creative writing. Rebecca’s first nonfiction book Fathoms: The World in the Whale is forthcoming from Scribe in Australia, and will be released by Simon & Schuster in the U.S.