Sonya Hartnett is the internationally acclaimed author of several novels. In 2003, her adult novel, Of a Boy, won the Age Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. In 2000 and again in 2003, she was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelists of the Year. Her work has been published internationally with editions available in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway and Denmark. In 2008, she was the first Australian recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She lives in Melbourne with her dog, Shilo, and cats, Marcus and Morgan.