Ann-Marie Priest teaches literature at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton. She is the author of Great Writers, Great Loves: The Reinvention of Love in the Twentieth Century (Black Inc, 2006), and has published essays on Gwen Harwood and Christina Stead, as well as on Virginia Woolf, Henry James, French feminist thought and Christian mysticism. Her book manuscript on the role of vocation in the lives of Australian women writers, A Free Flame, was highly commended for the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award, and will be published by UWA Publishing. She is currently working on a biography of Gwen Harwood.
Central Queensland University