Rebekah Clarkson is the author of Barking Dogs (Affirm Press, 2017), a short story cycle set in Mount Barker, South Australia where the author lives. Her stories have been recognised in major awards in Australia and overseas, including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Fish Publishing Short Story Prize and Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open. Her short stories have appeared in publications including Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories and Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Women (Black Inc.). She has a BA in Aboriginal Studies and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, where she works as a sessional lecturer and tutor in English Studies and Creative Writing. She has also taught short story writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Rebekah is a Board Member of the Society for the Study of the Short Story.