Ruby Todd is the author of the debut novel, Bright Objects. Her novel is set in a small town in Australia, where the appearance of a comet that has not been visible for centuries sets off a series of dramatic events for a young widow, an American astronomer, and a Doomsday prophet. Bright Objects will be published in the United States and Australia in 2024.
Winner of the Ploughshares magazine Emerging Writer’s Contest, the AAWP Chapter One Prize, and the inaugural Furphy Literary Award, Australia’s largest prize for a short story, she is also a creative researcher, poet, and essayist. Todd holds a PhD in poetics from Deakin University, Australia, and a B.A in Creative Writing and Visual Media from the University of Melbourne, Australia.