Bunty Avieson is an author, journalist and academic. She grew up in Victoria and worked for 20 years as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Australia, Asia and Britain. She was editor of Woman’s Day and Editorial Director of New Idea. Her first novel Apartment 255 won two Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards (best First Novel and Reader’s Vote) and has been translated into German and Japanese. She has written two other novels, The Affair and The Wrong Door. In 2002 Bunty and her baby lived with a local family in Bhutan while her film-maker partner Mal Watson, filmed Travellers & Magicians. Her book detailing the adventure, called Baby In A Backpack to Bhutan, was released in April 2004. The family spent a year in 2008-2009 working with the same Bhutanese family to publish the country’s first bilingual newspaper, Bhutan Observer. Bunty wrote about this extraordinary experience in The Dragon’s Voice: How modern media found Bhutan, published in 2015. Bunty completed her PhD thesis on the media landscape of Bhutan in 2013. She lectures on writing in the Department of Media and Communication at University of Sydney.