Marieke Hardy is a curator, screenwriter, artist, author and immersive theatre maker. She has penned regular columns for The Age, The Drum and Frankie magazine and has written for many television shows, including Laid, The Family Law and Seven Types of Ambiguity. She is co-curator of international literary salon Women of Letters and was a regular panellist on the ABC’s Book Club. A collection of her essays was released in 2011. She is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fellowship and is the current artistic director of the Melbourne Writers Festival.