Portrait of Les Zig

Les Zig

Les Zig is the author of the young adult novel PrideJust Another Week in Suburbia is his debut work of fiction for adults, launched at Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

Les has been telling stories since he was a kid, lying to get out of trouble. As a teenager, he worked out he could put his imagination to use telling stories, although this took a number of different forms. As he’s grown older, he’s had stories and articles published in various print and digital journals, screenplays optioned, and written one whole poem.

He’s now interested in exploring the human psyche – from the fears, quirks, and neuroses that drive us, to the dynamics of how people interact and react, how the world around them influences and sometimes predetermines their choices, and who they inevitably become.