Roger Averill lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he works as a freelance researcher, editor and writer. Over the past decade he has been involved in the production of numerous publications. His forthcoming novel, Keeping Faith, was well received in the Vogel Literary Award. In the late 1990s Roger wrote a doctoral thesis about sociological readings of biographies and has since published articles in a number of international journals. Stemming from this work, he has an agreement with the eminent Australian author Randolph Stow to one day write his authorised biography. Boy He Cry: An Island Odyssey is his first full length work of non-fiction.