Lucy Neave is the author of the novels Believe in Me (2021) and Who We Were (shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year), a Griffith Review prize-winning novella set in a horse hospital in Dubai, and short stories published in Australian and American literary journals. She has spent several years living in the United States: as a Fulbright scholar completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing; teaching English in universities; and in 2019 as a visiting scholar in the English Department at New York University. She currently works at the ANU in Canberra where she lives with her family.