Antoni Jach is a novelist, painter and playwright. He is the author of the novel Napoleon's Double (Giramondo), a novel enlisting history and philosophy. He is also the author of two other novels, The Weekly Card Game, a tragicomic study of quotidian repetition, and The Layers of the City, a meditation on contemporary Paris, civilisation and barbarism (which was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year Fiction Award). He is also the author of a book of poetry, An Erratic History, an idiosyncratic history of Australia. As well as his work in fiction, Antoni is also the author of two plays, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (2006) and Waiting for Isabella (2010), and the creator of a series of artist videos and paintings that have been on display in an exhibition at Le Globo in Paris. Antoni is the publisher at Modern Writing Press and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne.