Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne and grew up on the west Australian coast. His novels and short-story collections, including The Drowner, The Bodysurfers, Our Sunshine and Grace, and the best-selling The Shark Net, have been widely translated, won many national and international awards, and been adapted for film, television, radio and theatre around the world. His latest novel, Whipbird, is partly inspired by the misadventures of one of his ancestors, a teenage Irish soldier in the British Army’s 40th Regiment of Foot, at the Eureka Stockade. Robert's new collection of short-stories The True Colour of the Sea will be released later in 2018.