Photo by Lee Sandwith

Photo by Lee Sandwith

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 BeastNotebook, 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 editorand 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.