Barry Jonsberg's YA novels, The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It's Not All About YOU, Calma! were shortlisted for the CBCA awards. It's Not All About YOU, Calma! also won the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature and Dreamrider was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Awards. Being Here won the QLD Premier's YA Book Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award. My Life as an Alphabet won the Gold Inky, the Children's Peace Literature Award, the Territory Read, Children's Literature/YA Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the CBCA awards, the WA Premier's Book Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards. Barry lives in Darwin. His books have been published in the USA, the UK, France, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Turkey, China and Korea.