Yvette Christiansë was born in South Africa under apartheid and emigrated with her parents via Swaziland to Australia at the age of 18. She is the author of the poetry collection Castaway, and a new novel, Unconfessed. In addition to writing, Christiansë teaches English and postcolonial studies at Fordham University.
She appeared in Goldwin Smith Hall on March 1, 2007. This interview took place earlier the same day.