Tim Sinclair is a poet and novelist. His books include Nine Hours North (a coming-of-age novel set in Japan), and Re:reading the dictionary (poetry for word nerds). His latest verse novel, Run (a 2014 CBCA Notable Book) is a YA parkour thriller set in Sydney, and uses elements of concrete poetry to capture the speed and energy of the discipline. He is currently working on a young adult post-apocalyptic trilogy. Deeply influenced by place, Tim draws on his history of living and working in different parts of the world (Malaysia, Scotland, Japan, USA, Australia) to explore the tension between the lived experience of the universal and the particular.