Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist and former academic based in Melbourne. She is the author of three fiction books (published in Israel in Hebrew) and two memoirs – Imperfect (Affirm Press 2018) and The Dangerous Bride (MUP 2014). Lee has also edited two anthologies of personal essays, Rebellious Daughters (Ventura Press 2016) and Split (Ventura Press 2018). Her short works have been widely published in Australia, USA, Canada, Israel, the UK and Scotland. Lee holds a PhD in social sciences and MA in creative writing, and is a mentor and teacher of writing. She is also a regular public speaker and panel moderator.