Dr James Cooper is Director of the Writing Arts Research Centre at Tabor College of Higher Education, Adelaide, South Australia. He has published numerous poems and short stories and is especially interested in the Christian poetics developed by such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Flannery O'Connor. He lives in the Adelaide Hills with his wife and two sons and is working towards the publication of his first novel, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Text Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature.