Ruth Starke lives in Adelaide where she teaches creative writing at Flinders University, reviews books for various media, and tries to find time to write. She has published more than twenty books for young people, many of which have won or been shortlisted for national and international awards. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious Carclew Fellowship in the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature. Her most recent titles are Captain Stella (Penguin, 2010) and the graphic novel Captain Congo and the Klondike Gold (Working Title, 2010), with illustrator Greg Holfeld. ‘Media Don’, her ABR Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship article, appeared in the March 2013 issue.