Laine Cunningham is a novelist and a three-time recipient of The Hackney Award. The Family Made of Dust, set in the Australian Outback, considers how indigenous lives thrive despite oppression. Reparation is a contemporary novel of the American Great Plains. Her short prose has been published by Reed, Birmingham Arts Journal, Fiction Southeast, Wraparound South, and a forthcoming edition of Military Experience & the Arts. She is the senior editor and publisher of Sunspot Literary Journal, a multinational publication seeking to change the world.