A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him.
Shortlisted, 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Ethel Turner Prize (Young People's Literature)
Winner, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards
Highly Commended, 2012 Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards - Christina Stead Award
Winner, 2012 Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards - Barbara Ramsden Award
Shortlisted, 2013 CBCA Awards - Older Readers Category
Neil Grant was born in Scotland in the Year of the Fire Horse. He learnt to speak Australian at the age of thirteen when he migrated to Melbourne to ride kangaroos. He finished high school at the International School of Kuala Lumpur then spent years blundering through Indonesia, Israel, Yugoslavia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Greece, Italy, the UK and Tasmania. To research The Ink Bridge , he travelled (quietly) through Afghanistan.
Sometimes he escapes to write and dream in a mudbrick cottage he built himself on the Far South Coast of NSW.
Neil has three children and lives in Cottles Bridge, Victoria.