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Andrew Croome

Andrew Croome is a writer living in Canberra. Raised in Hobart and Albury-Wodonga, he has worked as a computer programmer, writing teacher and copywriter.

His first work of fiction was Document Z, a Cold War historical novel. It won the 2008 The Australian/Vogels Literary Award and the UTS Award for New Writing at the NSW Premiers Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. His most recent novel is Midnight Empire. In 2010 Andrew was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year.

Andrew's articles and reviews have appeared in various publications, including The Age, The Australian and Meanjin. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne.