Edwina Preston is a Melbourne-based writer and musician. Preston is the author of a biography of Australian artist Howard Arkley, Not Just a Suburban Boy (Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002), the novel The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer (University of Queensland Press, 2012), and the novel Bad Art Mother (Wakefield Press, 2022). Her writing and reviews have appeared in The Age, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Heat, Island, Griffith Review and The Conversation.
Preston plays alongside her partner, musician Harry Howard, in Melbourne bands ATOM, Harry Howard and the NDE, and Duet. She has performed alongside Lydia Lunch, Mick Harvey, JP Shilo, Kid Congo, Bobby Gillespie and others, in Australia and overseas.