Emily Maguire is the author of the novels Fishing for Tigers, Smoke in the Room, The Gospel According to Luke and the international bestseller Taming the Beast. Emily has been twice highly commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award for writers under 30 and was a finalist for the Inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize. She was a 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year and the recipient of the 2011 NSW Writers' Fellowship. Her non-fiction book Princesses and Pornstars: Sex + Power + Identity is a frank, personal examination of what it means to be young and female in Australia. A revised young adult version of this book titled Your Skirt's Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice was published in 2010. Emily's articles and essays on feminism, sex and culture have been published widely including in The Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Monthly and The Weekend Australian. In 2007, the Women's Electoral Lobby awarded her the Edna Ryan Award (Media Category) for her writing about women's issues. Emily has an MA in literature and works as a teacher and mentor to young and emerging writers. She lives in Sydney.