Rebecca Lim is a writer, illustrator and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the author of seventeen books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers), Afterlight and the bestselling Mercy. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, Aurealis Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and Davitt Award for YA, Rebecca's work has also been longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish. She is a co-founder, with Ambelin Kwaymullina, of the Voices from the Intersection initiative to support emerging young adult and children's authors, illustrators and publishing professionals who are Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTIQA or living with disability.