Laura Elvery is a writer from Brisbane. She is the author of two short story collections, Trick of the Light (2018) and Ordinary Matter (2020), both with UQP. Ordinary Matter was inspired by the lives of female Nobel Prize-winning scientists and won the USQ Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection at the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards. Laura has also won the Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature, the Margaret River Short Story Competition, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize and the Fair Australia Prize for Fiction. She has a PhD in creative writing and literary studies from QUT.