Georgia Blain published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories and a memoir. Her first novel was the bestselling Closed For Winter, which was made into a feature film. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the NSW and SA Premier's Literary Awards, and the Nita B. Kibble Award for her memoir Births, Deaths and Marriages. Georgia's most recent works include The Secret Lives of Men, Too Close to Home and YA novel Darkwater. In 2016 she published Between a Wolf and a Dog (Scribe) and Special (Random House Australia), a speculative fiction novel that explores science, technology and commerce and how they could affect our lives in the near future. She passed away in December 2016.