Bunty Avieson worked for 20 years as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Australia and Britain. She was editor of Woman’s Day and Editorial Director of New Idea, winning three Magazine Publishers Association Awards. She is a Williamson fellow (1999). In 2000 Bunty took up fiction writing full time. Her first novel Apartment 255 won two Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards and has been translated into German and Japanese. She has written two other novels, The Affair and The Wrong Door, and her first non-fiction book, A Baby In A Backpack To Bhutan, was published in April 2004. Bunty lives with her partner and daughter, dividing her time between Sydney and India.