Maggie Rainey-Smith is a novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist and book reviewer. About Turns was the first NZ novel to be chosen by Whitcoulls as a Guaranteed Great Read, and Daughters of Messene has been a bestseller in Greece. She was short-listed for the Landfall Essay Competition in 2004 and Joint Runner Up in 2014, winning the Page & Blackmore short story competition the same year. Her poem ‘Formica’ was longlisted for the 2019 Fish Poetry Prize, judged by Billy Collins. Maggie’s poems have been published in leading journals and anthologies but Formica, published this year, is her first collection. You can find her collection here.