Born and raised in Griffith, country NSW, Jeremy Lachlan completed his Honours degree in creative writing at the University of Canberra in 2004. Since then, he has won no writing prizes of any kind, but he did once take home $100 in a karaoke competition. He’s super proud of this. He now calls Sydney home, is slightly obsessed with dogs, and often wonders why we can’t whistle and smile at the same time. Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds is his debut novel, out August 2018 with Hardie Grant Egmont.