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 is forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in September 2023.
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.