Rosie Scott was born in New Zealand in 1948, and currently lives in Sydney. Her first book, Flesh and Blood, a collection of poetry, was published in 1984. In 1985 her play Say Thank You to the Lady won the Bruce Mason Sunday Times National Award and was later the basis for the international award winning feature film Redheads. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Queen of Love, and four critically acclaimed novels, all of which have been, or are in the process of being published in Germany. Glory days was shortlisted for the New Zealand National Book Awards and was also subsequently published in the UK and the USA. Nights with Grace established her literary reputation in Australia; Feral City was shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for fiction; and Lives on Fire, published by UQP in 1993, has been on bestseller lists in Australia and New Zealand. Rosie Scott has published a number of literary essays and worked as a film script editor and critic. In 1992 she was awarded a writer’s fellowship from the Literature Board of the Australia Council.