Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, Declan Fry has written for The Guardian, Saturday Paper, Meanjin Quarterly, Overland, Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books, Cordite, Kill Your Darlings and elsewhere. His Meanjin Quarterly essay ‘Justice for Elijah: A Spiritual Dialogue With Ziggy Ramo, Dancing’ received a Peter Blazey Fellowship. He has been the recipient of a Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award for memoir and shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. In 2020 he was engaged as a literary critic for The Sydney Morning Herald/Age newspaper. He is a graduate of UWA, where he studied European and Asian literature, and of the University of Melbourne, where he completed a Juris Doctor in law. He currently lives on unceded Wurundjeri country with his partner and their cat, Turnip.