CHRIS FLYNN is an author, columnist and critic. His earlier novels were The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. He curated a suite of Aboriginal Australian stories for McSweeney’s, and has conducted interviews for The Paris Review. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Age, The Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, The Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, The Big Issue, Monster Children and many other publications. He is a regular presenter at literary festivals across Australia. The Daily Telegraph once described him as the lovechild of Irvine Welsh and Elizabeth Gilbert. Chris lives next to a penguin sanctuary on Phillip Island.