Bruce Pascoe is of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage. His recent non-fiction book, Dark Emu, Black Seeds: agriculture or accident? won the 2016 NSW Premier’s Book of the Year. His YA novel, Mrs Whitlam is shortlisted for the 2017 Children’s Book Council Award. Other recent novels include Bloke, Chainsaw File, Sea Horse and Fog a Dox which won the Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Literature in 2013.

His roles include being a board member of First Languages Australia; past Secretary Bidwell-Maap Aboriginal Nation; Elder in Residence, Australian Film Television and Radio School; and Professor of Indigenous Knowledge at UTS. With his wife Lyn Harwood he published and edited Australian Short Stories magazine from 1982-1999. Bruce lives in Far East Gippsland and has two children and three grandchildren.