Lisa Kenway is an Australian writer and anaesthetist, and her debut novel was inspired by her longstanding fascination with memory and consciousness. An earlier version of ALL YOU TOOK FROM ME was listed for the 2020 Richell Prize and was runner-up in the 2022 CYA conference competition (stories for adults). Lisa was awarded a Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre fellowship for 2023 and was highly commended in the 2022 Writing NSW Varuna fellowships. Her work has been published widely in journals and anthologies including Island Online, the Meanjin blog and Meniscus Literary Journal.