Lili Wilkinson is the author of over a dozen books for children and young adults, including the YA novels The Boundless Sublime, After the Lights Go Out, and The Erasure Initiative. Her latest YA novel, A Hunger of Thorns, was published in April 2023. Another standalone YA fantasy, Deep is the Fen, is forthcoming in April 2024. She helped establish InsideADog.com.au and The Inky Awards — Australia’s first national teen choice award — at the State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature. She received her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, and lives in Melbourne with her husband and son.