Steven Amsterdam is a writer and palliative care nurse. Originally from New York City, he now lives in Melbourne. His first book Things We Didn’t See Coming was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. His second book, What the Family Needed was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His most recent novel about assisted suicide, The Easy Way Out has enjoyed critical acclaim in both the UK and Australia, and has been long-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.