Alice Bishop grew up in Christmas Hills, a town ravaged by the Black Saturday bushfires. A Constant Hum, her much-anticipated debut, is a collection of short stories inspired by the survivors of that bushfire. A Constant Hum is shortlisted for the Reading Prize and was commended by the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Tony Birch calls the book ‘a remarkable work of fiction, producing a suite of stories dealing with the fundamental human concerns of love, grief and recovery’.