Louis Nowra is an acclaimed author, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. His plays include The Golden Age, Inside the Island, Summer of the Aliens, The Boyce Trilogy, Radiance and Così (the latter two were made into successful films for which he wrote the screenplays). His novels include The Misery of Beauty, Abaza and Ice. He was the principal writer for the landmark, multi-awardwinning 2008 SBS television series First Australians and created the TV series The Straits. He has written two memoirs, The Twelfth of Never and Shooting the Moon, and co-edited an anthology of writing about Kings Cross (with Mandy Sayer), In the Gutter ... Looking at the Stars. Kings Cross: A biography was published in 2013. His most recent novels are Into That Forest and Prince of Afghanistan. He lives on the border between Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo.