Susan Johnson was born in Brisbane and grew up in Sydney and Queensland. After ten years living in London she has recently returned to Brisbane with her two sons and is currently a senior feature writer at Q Weekend magazine. Susan's latest novel is My Hundred Lovers. She is the author of eight novels and two works of non-fiction. She was shortlisted for the 1991 Victorian Premier's literary Award for her novel Flying Lessons, shortlisted for the 1994 National Book Council's Banjo Award for the novel A Big Life and shortlisted for the National Biography Award 2000 for her memoir A Better Woman. Her other books include Hungry Ghosts, Messages from Chaos, Womenlovesex (editor and contributer) and Life in Seven Mistakes. The Broken Book was shortlisted for the 2005 Nita B Kibble Award, the Best Fiction Book section of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, the Westfield/Waverly Library Literary Award and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal Award for an Outstanding Australian Literary Work.