Miriam Hechtman is an Australian writer, creative producer and poet. She has written for several publications, including The Australian Financial Review, researched for Discovery Channel and National Geographic and was Associate Producer on Showtime documentary Outwitting Hitler. For several years, she partnered with award winning UK photographer Harry Borden on the book Survivor – A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust (Hachette/Octopus).
Today, Miriam is the founder and creative director of POETICA, a creative initiative and live poetry and music event. She is also co-presenter and producer of WORDSMITH – the poetry podcast. She has been commissioned to write and perform her poetry for several organisations including Australia ReMADE for which she is the current Poet Laureate. Her poetry can also be seen and heard in a monthly commissioned poetry video series for online publication Plus61J. Miriam also runs author talks at Gertrude and Alice bookstore. An avid traveller, currently she is based in Sydney with her husband and two daughters.