Ben Stubbs is an Australian travel writer and academic based in Canberra, Australia. His travel writing appears regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald.
'Structured in a clever hour-by-hour format, Stubbs discovers 'cross-dressing migrants, people who live at the airport, Muslims celebrating Ramadan, hotel workers hidden in the bowels of the Ritz, all-night taxi drivers, party-goers enjoying their nightly marcha from bar to bar, poodle-blessing priests and locals in the poorer barrios who walk the streets.' Mixing personal observation with literary and historical references, Stubbs has created a memorable work full of insight and character.' --Sydney Morning Herald