Zoë Meager grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand, and completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology and gender studies at the University of Otago, before going on to complete a Masters in Sociology from the University of Auckland. She worked variously as a public servant, research assistant, and English language teacher before returning to the University of Auckland and graduating with a Masters in Creative Writing in 2012. Her writing centres around themes of freedom, ownership, and gender, and applies pressure to the border between reality and irreality. Her stories often play up the artifice of fictional worlds, and explore liminal emotions and states, especially the human-animal conundrum. Her work appears in Penduline, The Island Review, and Hue and Cry (forthcoming).