Stephen Orr is the author of several published works of fiction and nonfiction. His novel, Time’s Long Ruin, which drew on the infamous disappearance of the Beaumont children as inspiration, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. It was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, as was The Hands. His debut novel, Attempts to Draw Jesus, was runner-up in The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. He won the Griffith Review Novella Competition for Datsunland, which was later published with other stories as a critically acclaimed collection. Stephen’s short fiction and non-fiction has been published widely, including in Meanjin, Island, the Advertiser and the Adelaide Review.