Christopher Scanlon is a writer, essayist and academic. His work has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Conversation, The Monthly and Overland. He edited Arena Magazine for ten years. He co-wrote the young-adult fantasy series 'The Chess Raven Chronicles' with his wife Kasey Edwards under the pen-name Violet Grace. Christopher has a PhD in politics from Monash University and teaches in the Communications program at Deakin University.