Catherine McNamara grew up in Sydney, ran away to Paris to write, and ended up in West Africa running a bar. Her collection The Cartography of Others is coming out in 2018 with Unbound. Her book Pelt and Other Storieswas long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award and semi-finalist in the Hudson Prize. Her short stories have been Pushcart-nominated and published in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Australia. Catherine lives in Italy.