Enza Gandolfo is a fiction writer and Associate Professor in creative writing at Victoria University. Her first novel, Swimming, was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award. She is interested in the power of stories to create understanding and empathy, with a particular focus on feminist and political fiction. Enza’s forthcoming novel, The Bridge will be published by Scribe in 2018. She is also the co-editor of TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses.