Mark Tredinnick has been described as “one of our great poets of place—not just of geographic place, but of the spiritual and moral landscape as well” (Judy Beveridge). The winner of many Australian poetry awards, including the Blake and Newcastle Prizes, Tredinnick won the prestigious 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize, followed by the Cardiff Poetry Prize in 2012. His eleven works of poetry and prose include Fire Diary (winner of the WA Premier’s Book Award), The Blue Plateau (shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, winner of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award), The Little Red Writing Book, and Australia’s Wild Weather. He lives with his family on the Wingecarribee River, southwest of Sydney. A second volume of his poetry, Body Copy, will appear in 2013, along with a memoir, Reading Slowly at the End of Time.