Cat Sparks is an Australian science fiction writer and editor. She is the winner of five Aurealis and eleven Ditmar awards – the two highest honours in Australian science fiction – as well as an international Writers of the Future trophy. A co-founder of Agog! Press, publisher of 10 anthologies of award-winning fiction, she is also a graphic designer and a photographer. She served as the official photographer for two premiers of New South Wales and has travelled to Jordan on three occasions to chronicle archaeological expeditions. She is currently doing a PhD on young adult post-apocalypse literature.