Abdi Aden was a teenager when he arrived in Melbourne as a refugee to begin a new life. Until recently he was a Youth Worker for Hume City Council in Melbourne and he recently completed postgraduate studies in adolescent mental health. He is married to the daughter of British immigrants and has three young sons. Robert Hillman is a Melbourne-based writer of fiction and biography. His autobiography THE BOY IN THE GREEN SUIT won the Australian National Biography Award for 2005. His critically acclaimed MY LIFE AS A TRAITOR (written with Zarha Ghahramani) was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2008 and was published widely overseas.