Josephine Rowe is an Australian writer of short fiction, poetry and essays. Her story collections include How a Moth Becomes a Boat (Hunter Publishers, 2010), and Tarcutta Wake (UQP, 2012) which was longlisted for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

Her writing has appeared in Meanjin, Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Stories, Griffith Review, Five Dials, Australian Poetry Since 1788, The Iowa Review and Harvard Review.

She has worked variously as a bookseller, artists’ model, creative writing teacher and usherette, and in 2011 was the Australian representative at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

She has recently moved to Montréal, and is waiting to see how long she can hold out before adopting a cat.