Phil Sparrow is alternately an aid worker, writer and academic, and always a husband and dad. He and his family lived for many years in Afghanistan, where Phil worked in community development programs, with the UN and with victims of trafficking. He has written for international journals and magazines, worked in various parts of Asia and Africa, and with refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. These days, he lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife and three kids. Phil is the author of From Under a Leaky Roof: Afghan refugees in Australia.