Esther Dalseno was born in a rural Australian town that is not quite the outback.
Returning to Australia after spending her formative years in the USA, she left Sydney in 2007 to become an English teacher in South Korea. She told everyone she would be back in a year.
She is yet to return.
Esther has lived in Laos, Vietnam and Thailand and has traveled the world extensively.
She now lives in Berlin with her husband, daughter, and Pekingese dog, all acquired along the way.
She was previously published in the acclaimed short story collection, We All Need a Witness, by Pan Macmillan.
'Drown' is Esther Dalseno's first novel.