Ruth Mary McIver is a true-crime inspired fiction writer represented by Jacinta Di Mase. She completed her PhD at Curtin University (2019), where she wrote I Shot the Devil (winner of the Richell Prize, 2018) which will be published by Hachette Australia in July 2020. Her first novel, Nothing Gold, was runner up in the inaugural Banjo Awards (2018). Ruth lives in Melbourne, plays music, works on a podcast, drinks too much coffee and binges on episodes of 48 Hours.