Jina Hong is a Korean-Australian writer, researcher and photographer. She was born in Sydney, raised in Hong Kong, and has lived in Beijing and Seoul. For the next few years, she will be based in Canberra, where she is to commence her PhD in International, Political and Strategic Studies at the ANU (Australian National University). In her spare time, she is out and about with her camera or at work on her debut novel. She likes oolong tea, Russian literature and Pentax cameras.