Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in the Northern Territory and now lives in Melbourne where she works as an agricultural journalist. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was published in the UK, US, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. In 2006 it was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Guardian First Book Award, and was the winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was published in February 2012. Carrie has a MA in Creative Writing from RMIT and has taught at the University of Melbourne and RMIT. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Times, the Age, Australian Book Review, Overland, and Penguin Summer Stories.