Carrie Tiffany was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and migrated to Western Australia with her family in the 1970s. In her early twenties she worked as a park ranger in Central Australia. She now lives in Melbourne where she works as an agricultural journalist.
Her debut novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was a remarkable success on its release in 2005, winning several awards and shortlisted for some major awards, including the Miles Franklin Award and the Orange Prize.
Tiffany’s second novel, Mateship with Birds, was published in 2012 and won the inaugural Stella Prize. Her third novel, Exploded View, was published in 2019 and recently won the Queensland Prize for Fiction.