Shortlisted; 2001 Children's Book Council Award for Book of the Year: Younger Readers.Shortlisted: 2001 Children's Peace Literature Award
Odo Hirsch grew up in Melbourne and now lives in London. His first book, 'Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman', was immediately popular with children and adults. It was shortlisted for the 1998 National Children's Literature Award at the Festival Awards for Literature, was an Honour Book in the 1998 Children's Book Council Book of the Year - Younger Readers Awards, and won the inaugural Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the 1999 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Odo Hirsch's books have been translated into several languages.