Chloe Higgins is the Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. She was the 2016 KSP Writers’ Centre Emerging Writer-in-Residence and the Varuna/Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Resident. She won the 2017 Feminartsy Memoir Prize and placed third in the 2018 Glimmer Train Family Matters competition. Her debut memoir The Girls explores grief, guilt, family dynamics, and socially-stigmatised sex. The Girls and was listed in The Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘What to Read in 2019’ list.