Susan Bradley Smith began her writing life as a music and theatre journalist in Sydney and later London. Since then she has published extensively as a literary and theatre historian, co-editing the collections Making Waves: Ten Years of the Byron Bay Writers Festival (UQP), and Playing Australia: Australian Theatre on the World Stage (Rodopi). Griefbox, a selection of her own plays, was published in 2001, and her first collection of poetry, Marmalade Exile, in 2006.
Her latest books are the memoir Friday Forever, and the poetry collection supermodernprayerbook which was shortlisted for the 2011 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, and The Age Book of the Year Award 2011.
Currently working on a biography of Sarah Churchill, and a new collection of poetry, Girl on Fire, she lives in Melbourne and teaches in English at La Trobe University.