AfterLife is Kathryn Lomer’s fourth poetry collection. Her previous poetry books were Extraction of Arrows, which won the Anne Elder Award for a first collection of poetry; Two Kinds of Silence, which won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in the NSW Premier’s Awards; and Night Writing. She has also published a novel, The god in the ink, three award-winning young adult novels – The Spare Room, What Now, Tilda B? and Talk Under Water; plus a collection of short fiction, Camera obscura. Kathryn also has an as yet unpublished short story collection, The Big Blue, shortlisted in the 2022 Tasmanian Book Prize.