Currently lecturer in the Masters of Writing and Publishing at RMIT, Rose Michael was previously commissioning editor at Hardie Grant Books and co-founded Arcade Publications. Her first novel, The Asking Game (Transit Lounge), was a runner-up for the Vogel and received an Aurealis honourable mention. Short stories from it were published in Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories and Island. Her second, The Art of Navigation (UWA Publishing), is out in August. A short story from it appeared last year in Review of Australian Fiction.