Yumna Kassab is the author of The House of Youssef, Australiana and The Lovers. She has been listed for the Stella, QLD Literary Awards, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and NSW Premier’s Award. Her writing has appeared in Meanjin, Sydney Review of Books, Sydney Morning Herald, Griffith Review, The Saturday Paper and Kill Your Darlings. Her next project is Politica. It is an imagined political history of the Arab World and will be released in November, 2023, through Ultimo Press.