Julie Koh was born in Sydney to Chinese-Malaysian parents. She left a career in corporate law to pursue writing. She is the author of two short-story collections: Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities. The latter was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards, and the UTS Glenda Adams Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Julie was named a 2017 Sydney Morning HeraldBest Young Australian Novelist. Her short stories have appeared in places including The Best Australian Stories in 2014 to 2017 and Best Australian Comedy Writing in 2016. She is the editor of BooksActually’s Gold Standard, a founding member of Kanganoulipo, and a 2018 Stella Prize judge.