Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man from Bega, NSW. Growing up, he was always writing. Gary moved to Sydney to study film, and would work on the feature film Jasper Jones. As a role model for Aboriginal youth and an emerging talent in the arts, Gary received the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Young Citizen of the Year Award, the Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers’ Award, and the Copyright Agency Fellowship for First Nations Writers. The Boy from the Mish is his debut young adult novel.