Mark Dapin is the author of The Nashos’ War, which won the People’s Choice Award and an Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize at the NIB Awards and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. His most recent military history book, Jewish Anzacs, has been highly praised. His novel Spirit House, based on the experience of Second World War POWs on the Burma Railway, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in Australia and shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize in the UK. Dapin is also the editor of the Penguin Book of Australian War Writing. He lives in Sydney, where he works as a journalist and historian.