Emmett Stinson is a Lecturer in Literary Cultures and Head of English at the University of Tasmania. He is the author of Satirizing Modernism and the short story collection, Known Unknowns. He is a co-founder and former president of the Small Press Network and served on the federal Book Industry Strategy Group. He is also a co-author (with Richard Pennell and Pam Pryde) of Banning Islamic Books in Australia. He won the Melbourne Age Short Story Award and was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards. His essays and fiction have appeared in Overland, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Melbourne Age, The Monthly, Meanjin, and many others.