About Craig

Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup, Western Australia. He now lives in Fremantle, Western Australia where, at the age of 19, he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In 2007, Craig released The World According to Warren, a picture book affectionately starring the guide dog from Rhubarb. In early 2008, he completed his second novel, the award-winning Jasper Jones, which has become a hit around the globe – it has been published in over 30 countries and has been translated into 14 languages. Jasper Jones has won Australian Book Industry awards, Australian Independent Booksellers awards, the Australian Booksellers Choice Award and was a co-winner of the West Australian Premier’s Award for Fiction. The novel also won the 2012 USA Printz Honor Book for excellence in literature written for young adults. Jasper Jones has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and both the Victorian and NSW Premiers’ Literary Awards, among others. In 2016, Craig co-wrote the AWGIE winning adaptation of the Jasper Jones feature film. Craig followed up Jasper Jones with the acclaimed and beautifully illustrated novella, The Amba Amulet.