Kirsten Krauth is a writer and podcaster based in Castlemaine. Her second novel ALMOST A MIRROR, published in 2020, was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and named by The Guardian in ’The Best 20 Australian Books of 2020’. Her ALMOST A MIRROR podcast series, inspired by the 80s pop and post-punk songs in her book, was released in September 2021, hitting #2 on the Australian Apple Music Podcast charts. A mash up of documentary and fiction, she is collaborating with musicians like Amanda Brown and Adalita on a soundtrack to the podcast.