Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories, Sister Ships, which won the Age Book of the Year in 1986, and Letter to Constantine, which won the Steele Rudd Award in 1994 and the Premier’s Award for Fiction. These collections were published in one volume by Picador as The New Dark Age. In 2001 her first novel, Gilgamesh, was published, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, as well as a host of other awards, and chosen as the Age Book of the Year for Fiction in 2002. It was also longlisted for the Orange Prize and the Dublin Impac. The Good Parents was published in April 2008 to acclaim. It was the winner of the 2009 Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary award and was shortlisted for the Age Fiction Book of the Year. In 2015, Joan won the Patrick White Literary Award.