Helen Dale is Senior Writer at Law & Liberty. She won the Miles Franklin Award for her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, and read law at Oxford and Edinburgh. The most recent of her three novels, Kingdom of the Wicked, was shortlisted for the Prometheus Prize for science fiction. She writes legal commentary and literary non-fiction for various outlets, including The Spectator, The Australian, Standpoint, and Quillette. She was previously Associate to Justice Peter Dutney of the Queensland Supreme Court. She lives in London.