Kieran Finnane is an author, journalist and arts writer. After arts and film studies in Sydney and Paris, and early employment in television, she moved to Mparntwe Alice Springs where she found her true home in print, writing about the political, social and cultural life of central Australia. Her books are Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia, UQP, 2016; and Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, national security and dissent, UQP, 2020. Both grew out of her reporting for the Alice Springs News, for which she was a founding journalist. She has also contributed to national publications, such as Griffith Review and Artlink Magazine.