Dorothy Johnston was born in Geelong, Victoria, and lived in Canberra for thirty years before returning to Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. She is the author of eleven novels,including a quartet of mysteries set in Canberra. The first of these, The Trojan Dog, was joint winner ACT Book of the Year, and runner-up in the inaugural Davitt Award. The Age gave it their ‘Best of 2000’ in the crime section. Two of Johnston’s literary novels, One for the Master and Ruth, have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award.