Kirsten Alexander is the author of two novels, Half Moon Lake (Penguin Random House, Aust & NZ, 2019; Grand Central/Hachette, US & Canada, 2020) and Riptides (PRH, 2020). She is writing her third novel.
She is also co-founder of short story site Storymart.
Kirsten has worked as a nonfiction book editor, copywriter (inhouse four years for Aesop, also for Crumpler, M.L. Vintage, House + Universe), and occasional article writer (for the Age, the Daily Beast, Notebook, the Melbourne Weekly, Atticus Review and many others). She’s worked as a reviewer for ABC Radio National’s The Book Show, a magazine section editor, and content manager for several websites.
She was co-founder and editor of three-volume digital journal Open Field.
Kirsten was born in San Francisco, raised in Brisbane, and lives in Melbourne with her partner, two sons and two dogs.