Ruby Porter is a prose writer, poet and artist. She tutors creative writing at the University of Auckland, and also in high schools. Ruby has been published in Geometry Journal, Argos, Aotearotica, The Spinoff and The Wireless, and a selection of her poetry is available on NZEPC as part of Six Pack Sounds. She was the winner of the Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Award in 2017 with her short story, ‘A Word for Blue’, and the inaugural winner of the Michael Gifkins Prize in 2018 with her debut novel, Attraction, which was written during her Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland. It will be published in 2019 by Melbourne-based Text Publishing.