Join some of Australia s most exciting emerging and established writers as they reflect on their lives in an intimate anthology that explores the genre of memoir and life-writing. Georgia Blain, Natalie Corban, Donna McDonald, Andrew Belk, Nick Earls, Jay Verney, Michael McKernan and Oren Seidler ponder Birth & Childhood. Sally Breen, Helen Elliott, Gideon Haigh, Isabelle Reinecke, Meera Atkinson, Debbie Kilroy, Lee Kofman, Randa Abdel-Fattah, David Sornig and Creed O'Hanlon reflect on their adolescence. Matthew Condon, Phil Brown, David Malouf, Tony Maniaty, Susan Varga, Anna Haebich, Eva Sallis, Melissa Lucashenko, Robyn Davidson, Mark Mordue, Murray Sayle and Christine Zorzi explore the idea of becoming adult. Margaret Simons, Robyn Williams, Michael Wilding, Robert Hillman, Vincent Plush, Andrew McMillan, Sylvia Lawson and Frank Moorhouse contemplate middle age. Joanna Mendelssohn, Billie Brown, Donald Horne, Peter Meredith and Marian Halligan reflect on old age and death.