Wayne Grogan was born in Sydney in 1953. He was a member of the Waterside Workers Federation for sixteen years. He won a Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for creative writing and was runner-up in the Henry Lawson Short Story Award. Junkie Pilgrim, his first novel, won the Ned Kelly award for First Crime Book. He lives with his wife and children in Sydney and works as an antiquarian book dealer while writing his next novel.