Jackie Ryan is the author of We’ll Show the World: Expo 88 (UQP, 2018), which won two 2018 Queensland Literary Awards: the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance and the University of Southern Queensland History Book Award. She was also awarded a 2018 Queensland Writers Fellowship. Jackie produces the Aurealis Award-winning Burger Force comic book series (also twice shortlisted for a Ledger Award for Excellence in Australian Comics) and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. The websites for these projects have been archived by the National Library of Australia as sites of cultural significance. She holds a PhD in history and political science from The University of Queensland, where she was an Honorary Research Fellow.