Rashida Murphy has published her short fiction and poetry in various literary journals and anthologies, in Australia, India, UK and USA. Her debut novel, The Historian's Daughter, was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2015 as a manuscript and published by UWA Publishing in September 2016. Currently she is an editor at Westerly and Books Editor at Cafe Dissensus. Rashida has a Masters in English Literature and a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University. After a short-lived career as a pen seller, Rashida taught ESL and Writing for several years before undertaking her PhD. In 2016 she won the Magdalena Prize for feminist research for her thesis which includes the novel The Historian's Daughter.