Shelley Parker-Chan is an Asian Australian former international development adviser, who worked on human rights, gender equality and LGBTQ rights in Southeast Asia. Their debut novel She Who Became the Sun was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and has now been translated into thirteen languages. Parker-Chan has previously won the Astounding Award and British Fantasy Awards for Best Fantasy Novel and Best Newcomer. They have also been a finalist for the Lambda, Locus, Aurealis, Ditmar, and British Book Awards. Parker-Chan lives in Melbourne, Australia.