Vicki Laveau-Harvie was born in Canada and lived for many years in France before settling in Australia. She has three passports and treasures the unique perspective this quirk of fate affords her. In France, she worked as a translator and a business editor, despite being a specialist in 18th century French literature. In Sydney, she lectured in French Studies at Macquarie University. After retiring, she taught ethics in a primary school. She has won prizes for her short fiction and poetry. Her memoir, The Erratics, won the 2019 Stella Prize, was shortlisted for the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and was awarded the 2018 Finch Memoir Prize. Vicki lives in Sydney.