Eleni Hale’s debut, Stone Girl, was published through Penguin Random House (May, 2018). It has received accolades including winner Readings Book Prize YA, shortlisting for the NSW Premier’s Ethel Turner Prize and longlisted for the Davitt Crime Awards. It tells the story of one girl’s journey through institutional care.

Eleni was previously a reporter at the Herald Sun, a communications strategist and has written for many print and online news publications.

Her short story Fig was published as part of the ABC’s ‘In their Branches’ project and she has received three Varuna awards. She lives in Melbourne and is currently working on her second book.