Author: Antonia Hildebrand Bio Note Antonia Hildebrand’s first published short story appeared in 'Downs Images' and in ‘Woman's Day' Summer Reading' and she has since been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies in Australia as well as Britain and the USA and Ireland. She has contributed to ABC Radio National's Bush Telegraph program. Many of her short stories have been broadcast by Radio 91.3FM Yeppoon. She won the University of Southern Queensland Library Poetry Prize 1998 and the Fellowship of Australian Writer’s Marjorie Barnard Award in 1999 for her short story, ‘To Breathe’. She is the author of eight books, ranging from biography to autobiography, essays, poetry, short fiction through to novels. Her novel, ‘The Darkened Room’ was published by Ginninderra Press in 2022. Her latest novel, ‘The Birthday Lunch’ is a work in progress. Published books include: ‘The Past is Another Country: Essays and Reviews’, Tangerine Books Beautiful Life: A Memoir’ 2003, Tangerine Books, ‘The Sweet Time: Poetry 1987-2000’ 2006 Tangerine Books, ‘The Blind Colossus’ 2015, Ginninderra Press, ‘To Breathe & Other Stories’ 2016, Ginninderra Press, ‘War Stories: Collected Poems’ 2018, Ginninderra Press. ‘A Simple Twist of Fate’, 2020, Ginninderra Press. ‘The Darkened Room’ 2022, Ginninderra Press.