James Boyce is the multi-award-winning author of Born Bad, 1835, Van Diemen’s Land and Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry. 1835 won the Age Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Losing Streak was shortlisted for a Walkley Book Award and the Ashurst Business Literature Prize, and won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Tasmania Book Prizes. Van Diemen's Land won the Tasmania Book Prize and the Colin Roderick Award, and was shortlisted for a number of awards including the Prime Minister's Literary Award and NSW Premier's Awards. Boyce has a PhD from the University of Tasmania where he is an honorary research associate in the School of Geography and Environmental Studies.