Malcolm Knox is the former literary editor and award-winning cricket writer of The Sydney Morning Herald, where he broke the Norma Khouri story, for which he won one of his two Walkley Awards. His first novel Summerland was published to great acclaim in the UK, US, Australia and Europe in 2000. His other novels include A Private Man, winner of the Ned Kelly Award; The Life; and recently The Wonder Lover. His many non-fiction titles include The Greatest: The Players, the Moments, the Matches 1993–2008The Captains: The Story Behind Australia's Second Most Important JobBoom: The Underground History of Australia, From Gold Rush to GFC, which won the 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize; and Bradman's War, shortlisted in the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.