Sophie Cunningham is a Melbourne-born writer and editor with 25 years' experience. She has worked as an editor and publisher for McPhee Gribble/Penguin, Lonely Planet and Allen & Unwin.
Her work has been published in The Best Australian Essays 2000, and The Best Australian Fiction in 2003 and 2007. Her first novel, Geography, was published in 2004 and her second, Bird, in 2008. She was editor of Meanjin Quarterly, Melbourne's oldest literary journal, from 2008 to early 2011. Her latest book, which has just been published, is about, and called, Melbourne.