CS Boag is a former journalist who has also grown potatoes, driven taxis and bulldozers and worked in a hamburger bar. He was a Sydney City Councillor for six years and holds degrees from NSW and Sydney universities as well as postgraduate qualifications from Macquarie. Besides publishing short stories he has also worked as a columnist for Woman’s Day and the Bulletin. In 1986 he won the Walter Stone Memorial Prize for Literature. He lives near Bathurst with his wife, Judith.