Robert Hillman is the author of more than 80 works of fiction and non-fiction. His memoir, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2003.
Other works have been shortlisted for Premiers’ Awards and the Prime Minister’s Award. His 2008 collaboration with Najaf Mazari, The Rugmaker of Mazari Sharif, tells the story of Najaf’s escape from Afghanistan and his journey to Australia. The book has become a set text in many Australian secondary schools.