Glenda Guest grew up in the wheat belt of Western Australia and has lived in various cities and towns around Australia. She has been involved in theatre, on and off since a walk-on part in a play by the local repertory club at the age of five.
Her debut novel, the critically acclaimed Siddon rock, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book in 2010 and was long listed for the Miles Franklin Award.
She has written and edited non-fiction, magazine and journal feature articles, reviews, and a regular literature column. She has worked as a sub-editor, and a literary editor, and was the deputy editor of a monthly arts magazine. As well as teaching creative writing at Macquarie and Griffith Gold Coast universities, Glenda has organised and taught writing workshops at various levels to vastly different groups, and adult writing and literature workshops, including for Adult Education, and one-off annual online tutorials in short story with year 11 English students.