Sian Cain is a literary journalist and editor at the Guardian. Born in Australia, she worked at the ABC before moving to London, where she has worked at CNN and the Guardian. Specialising in books and publishing, she has interviewed authors including George Saunders, Helen Garner and Neil Gaiman. Previously a host on the Guardian’s Books Podcast, she regularly chairs live events with authors, including Sally Rooney, Bernardine Evaristo and Armitstead Maupin. She is a judge on the 2021 Encore Award.