John Kinsella is an Australian poet and essayist. He is the author of over forty books, including the poetry collection Firebreaks (W. W. Norton, 2016) and the novel Hollow Earth (Transit Lounge Publishing, 2019). He is the recipient of the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry, the Christopher Brennan Award, and others. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and professor of literature and environment at Curtin University. He lives in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.