Gabrielle Chan has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working across News Ltd, the ABC and Guardian Australia, covering politics for both The Australian and the Guardian. She has also published in Meanjin and Griffith Review on topics as diverse as rural life, Asian heritage and history and natural capital economics. The daughter of a Singaporean migrant, Gabrielle moved from the city to a sheep and wheat farm in 1996 where she noticed the yawning gap between parliament and small town life. Her book, Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up, was shortlisted for both the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the 2020 Walkley book prize. Gabrielle’s next book, Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming, is released in August 2021. She examines how farmers find themselves at the intersection of the world’s existential threats including climate change, geopolitical tensions, soil loss, water shortages and food security and their thread to every eater.