David Hill lives in New Plymouth. He has been a fulltime writer for 26 years. His fiction and non-fiction for adults has been published in various magazines and anthologies. He also writes book reviews, and a column for the NZ Listener which he enjoys disproportionately. His novels, plays and short stories for teenagers and younger readers have been published in eight languages, and have won awards in NZ, Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK and the USA. His latest books are the YA novels DUET (2007); THE RIVER RUNS (2008); FIRE ON HIGH (2009).