Gerard Windsor studied Arts at the Australian National University and Sydney University, before briefly studying medicine. A former Jesuit, he is married and lives in Sydney. He has published ten books, including fiction, compilations of essays, and memoirs. He was awarded the 2005 Pascall Prize for Critical Writing, the same year he was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award for his novel I Have Kissed Your Lips (UQP 2004). His most recent book is All Day Long the Noise of Battle: An Australian Attack in Vietnam (Pier 9 2011).