Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, religion and feminism, and Once A Stranger (coming in 2023). She is co-host of the Guardian's Book It In podcast, and the Margin Notes podcast alongside Yen Eriksen. Zoya is a columnist for the RiotACT, and regular books critic and writer for the Guardian, Canberra Times, SBS Voices, Refinery29 and more.
Zoya has won numerous awards for her writing and editing, and was a 2020 judge for the Stella Prize, and was the Chair of the 2021 Stella Prize Judging Panel.
Kim Lester is a podcast and radio producer and a podcasting tutor at Sydney University. She has produced work for the ABC, including Parental as Anything and Sistas Let’s Talk, and as a freelance podcast producer including Margin Notes, A Country Podcast, Weepies, Seriously Social, Dementia in Practice, Money Mechanics and The Future is Inclusive.