Liam Pieper is from Melbourne, Australia. His 2014 memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, is all about that and was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His first novel The Toymaker won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christina Stead Fiction Award. He was the 2018 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing. His latest book is Sweetness and Light, a literary thriller.