Annamaria Weldon was born in Malta and emigrated to Western Australia in 1984. She has been awarded artist residencies with Symbiotica at the University of Western Australia (2009) and St James Cavalier in Malta (2016), and has undertaken many field trips for research. Her publications include Ropes of Sand (Associated News Malta, 1984), The Roof Milkers (Sunline Press, 2008), and The Lake’s Apprentice (UWA Publishing, 2014). Annamaria was awarded the inaugural 2011 Nature Conservancy Australia Essay Prize, the 2010 Tom Collins Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted in the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize in 2012. Her writing centres around place and displacement.