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HELENA FOX is an author, poet and writing mentor, living by the ocean on Dharawal Country in Wollongong, Australia. She mentors young writers and runs writing workshops to support mental health.

Helena’s debut novel, How It Feels to Float, won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Literature and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Writing for Young Adults in Australia, and was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year and Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year in the U.S. Her second novel, The Quiet and the Loud is out now, with Dial/Penguin Random House in the US/Canada and Pan Macmillan in Australia/New Zealand. Helena’s poetry has been published in the Admissions—Voices Within Mental Health anthology and with Red Room Poetry.

Helena received her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She can be found mostly on Instagram at @helenafoxoz, posting pictures of the sea and talking about kindness.