Fiona Capp was born in Melbourne in 1963. She trained as a journalist, has a PhD in English and has worked as a freelance writer and university tutor in English, journalism and novel writing. She is the internationally published author of three works of non-fiction including That Oceanic Feeling, a memoir about her love for the sea and surfing, which won the Australians Studying Abroad Travel Writing Prize and the Nita B Kibble Literary Award for women writers, plus three novels - Night Surfing, Last of the Sane Days and Musk & Byrne. Her most recent book is part memoir, part journey through the landscapes which inspired Australian poet Judith Wright, My Blood's Country. She lives in Melbourne with her partner and son.