Jarrah Dundler was raised on Bundjalung country in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. His debut novel Hey Brother, about the challenges faced by a teenage boy when his brother returns from war in Afghanistan, was selected for a Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship, a Varuna fellowship and shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award. Jarrah has recently been working co-editing Fire Stories: Reflections from Northern Rivers locals on the 2019/2020 bushfires, and editing audio-narratives for the Fire Stories website.