Daniella Brodsky is the author of six novels published by Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster, most recently, VIVIAN RISING and most famously DIARY OF A WORKING GIRL, which was adapted for the screen by Disney, starring Hilary Duff. She has also had a long career as a journalist and made a name for herself with THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO NEW YORK NIGHTLIFE, back when she didn’t need a babysitter and a disco nap to stay out past seven. Daniella has taught fiction craft at the ANU and at her Captain Cook Studio. A native New Yorker and enthusiastic Australian, Daniella lives in North Queensland, where she teaches creative writing at James Cook University, Queensland. In 2012, Daniella was awarded a Varuna fellowship, and shortlisted for the Katharine Susannah Prichard Fellowship.