Jackie Ballantyne is an award-winning Australian/New Zealand author. In 2005 her story, ‘I saw them make sausages out of Aldo Falzone’s horse’, was runner-up in the Middlesex University (UK) Literary Prize for Fiction. Her first novel How to Stop a Heart from Beating was published in 2007 by Random House New Zealand and continues to be a favourite with the Book Discussion Scheme in that country. Her second novel, The Silver Gaucho, published in 2014 by The Doby Press, NZ, was shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award in 2015. Jackie now lives in Melbourne and is currently working on another novel.
Jackie is appearing at the 2019 conference.