Dr Amy Matthews teaches Creative Writing at Flinders University. She has a PhD and First Class Honours in Creative Writing and undergraduate degrees in Arts (English and History) and Communications (Film and Electronic Media). She supervises PhD candidates in both Creative Writing and Literary Studies. Amy’s research interests cover Holocaust representation, historical fiction, popular fiction, and Australian fiction. She is currently working on projects concerned with the intersections of race and gender in historical romance and on the representation of colonies in fiction.