J.C. Burke’s debut novel White Lies was awarded a CBCA Notable Book. Since then, she has published many acclaimed and award winning novels with numerous international translations. The Story of Tom Brennan won the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers and is currently on the NSW HSC English Syllabus. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. Her latest novel The Things We Promise is set in 1990 during the Aids Pandemic.