Delia Falconer is the award-winning author of The Service of Clouds, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, and Sydney. She is also the editor of three anthologies: The Best Australian Stories 2008 and 2009 and The Penguin Book of the Road. Her short stories and essays have been anthologised in many publications, including The Penguin Century of Australian Stories and the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. Delia is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney and a literary critic. Most recently, she was an invited guest of the Cátedra Coetzee: Literaturas del Sur at the University of San Martín, Buenos Aires.