Michelle Cahill is an Australian author of Indian heritage who was born in Kenya and has lived in the UK. She has received awards in poetry and fiction notably the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Letter to Pessoa (2016), the Kingston Writing School Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award and the Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Vishvarupa (2019) was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her other publications include The Herring Lass (2016) and the forthcoming Daisy and Woolf (2022). Michelle Cahill appears at HLF 2022 with the support of the International Literature Showcase Collaboration Fund. The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and the British Council.