Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning author. He is a Bunurong, Tasmanian and Yuin man born in Melbourne who grew up on a remote island in Bass Strait and had a joey and a dog as pets. He lives in a secret bay called Gipsy Point in Victoria, where he has two children, three grandchildren and two dogs, Yambulla and Wangarabel.
Bruce’s books for children include Foxies in a Firehose (2006), Seahorse (2015) and Fog a Dox, which won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award (YA Fiction). His most recent non-fiction book, Dark Emu (2014) continues to go into reprint and recently won the Book of the Year and Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Bruce is a prolific writer and has written more than 20 books, including short story collections Night Animals (1986) and Nightjar (2000); the novels Fox (1988), Ruby Eyed Coucal (1996), Ribcage (1999), Shark (1999), Earth (2001), Ocean (2002), and Bloke (2009);