Andrew O'Connor was born in 1978 in Warragul, Victoria. He studied Arts at Melbourne University before travelling and working in central and northern Australia. For the last four years, Andrew has divided his time between stints teaching English (ESL) in various regions of Japan, and writing in Australia.
Cynthia Ozick's essays, novels and short stories have won numerous prizes and awards; THE PUTTERMESSER PAPERS was a finalist for the National Book Award and QUARREL & QUANDARY was a finalist for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel was shortlisted for the National Book Award in America. She lives in the New York City area.