Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first picture books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old and sold over 400,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children’s book author. Her 2006 non-fiction book, It’s True! Squids Suck was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Aventis prize and the Australian Wilderness Society Awards. Nicki spent six years working on her graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which was published by Allen & Unwin in 2007. She then plunged into a ‘staged on the page’ adaptation of Hamlet. Hamlet was joint winner of the CBCA Picture Book of the Year award in 2011. Inspired by her own young children, Nicki now spends most of her ink writing and illustrating picture books for younger readers.