Dominique Hecq grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium. She now lives in Melbourne. Her works include a novel, three collections of short stories, six books of poetry and two plays. Her stories and poems appear in English and other languages in anthologies, journals and on websites. Her work has been awarded a variety of prizes. Hush: A Fugue (2017) and After Cage (2019) are her latest book in English. Hors Limites (2018) her recreation in French of Out of Bounds (2009). Crypto (with Beatrice Machet) are recent bilingual collections.