Hilary McPhee is a writer and publisher. Wordlines, her selection of recent Australian writing, was published in 2010 after a long stint in the Middle East and Italy. She is now working on a sequel to Other People s Words, an account of her life in books. Ann Standish is a historian, writer and editor. She has a PhD in history and has taught history and publishing programs at various universities. She regularly reviews books and has published widely on Australian women s writing and colonialism. Her book, Australia through Women s Eyes, was published in 2008.