Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning international writer of poetry, plays and picture books. She is a teacher, cultural consultant and artist. In 2020, Kirli was named the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. Her books include celebrated The Incredible Freedom Machines (Scholastic 2018), Kindred (Magabala 2019), and Bindi (Magabala 2020). Her poetry and prose can also be found in Fire Front (UQP), Animals Make Us Human (Penguin) and Guwayu (Magabala).

Photo by Salty Dingo Media, courtesy of Magabala Books