Alex Skovron’s short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and his first collection of short stories, The Man Who Took to his Bed, has just been published. His earlier books include a prose novella, a volume of prose-poems, and five other collections of poetry. The novella, The Poet (2005), was joint winner of the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction and has been translated into Czech. Towards the Equator: New & Selected Poems (2014) was shortlisted in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Alex lives in Melbourne and works as a freelance book editor.