Helen lives in Melbourne, and has published fiction, essays, and book reviews in Australia, overseas and online. She was awarded an Australia Council Grant to complete a collection of short stories, The Worry Front, which was published in 2018 by Margaret River Press. This collection includes the novella ‘Quarry,’ which won Griffith Review’s ‘Novella Project III’ in 2015. Gildfind also won an APA to complete a PhD at the University of Melbourne, which creatively explored the relationship between Australian literature and history, and was awarded in 2012. In 2020, Gildfind won the Miami University Press international novella competition: Born Sleeping was published in the US in March 2021.
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