Delia Falconer is the author of three books: two novels and one work of nonfiction. Her first novel, the bestselling The Service of Clouds, was shortlisted for major Australian literary awards including the Miles Franklin. Her second, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers (republished as The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and Selected Stories), was shortlisted among other awards for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Asia Pacific Division). Sydney was shortlisted for seven national awards in history, biography and nonfiction, and won the 2011 ‘Nib’ CAL/Waverley Library Award. A Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney, she was awarded the Walkley-Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism in 2018.