VICTOR KELLEHER was born in London and came to Australia in 1976 via Africa and New Zealand. After an academic career he now writes both children's and adults' novels full-time. His novels for Random House Australia include JOHNNY WOMBAT, TO THE DARK TOWER, DEL-DEL and BEYOND THE DUSK. Victor has been shortlisted for many awards including the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award. He remains one of Australia's most celebrated authors.