Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child is his first book and one of Australia's bestselling debut novels ever. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Since publication, The Nowhere Child has been shortlisted for major awards, including the Australian Book Industry Awards' General Fiction Book of the Year, Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and the Indie Book Awards' Debut Fiction Book of the Year. Rights to The Nowhere Child have been sold in 16 territories around the world, and were acquired in a major screen deal by Anonymous Content (US) and Carver Films (Australia). Christian's keenly awaited second book, The Wife and the Widow will be published in Australia by Affirm Press in October 2019. Christian lives in Melbourne with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.
A nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising it-could-happen-to-you thriller - a book to make you peer over your shoulder for days afterwards. - A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window [An] outstanding debut. Thriller fans will want to savor every crumb of evidence and catch every clue. White is definitely a writer to watch. - Publisher s Weekly (USA), starred review [White] is a born storyteller, one who seems to instinctively understand the weave off a proper yarn, and The Nowhere Child is tight, gripping and impressive in all the right places. - The Saturday Paper Hugely entertaining ... a multifaceted, unsettling debut. - The Age