Sally Piper’s debut novel Grace’s Table (2014) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award - Emerging Queensland Author category and she was awarded a Varuna Publishing Fellowship for her manuscript. Her second novel The Geography of Friendship (2018) was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards - Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year category. She has had short fiction and non-fiction published in various online and print publications in Australia and the UK, to include a prize-winning short story in an anthology, Griffith Review, The Saturday Paper, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Weekend Australian and other literary magazines and journals. Sally holds a Master of Arts (Research) in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology. She is an active member of the Queensland writing community, where she presents workshops and seminars, leads in-conversations and mentors other writers.