Photo by Lee Sandwith

Photo by Lee Sandwith

Kirsten Alexander is the author of two novels, Half Moon Lake (Penguin Random House, 2019) and The 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 and two sons.