Stefan Laszczuk won the Australian Vogel Award in 2007. He also won the 2004 SA Premier’s Literary award for best unpublished manuscript. As a result he has published two novels: I Dream of Magda (Allen & Unwin, 2008), and The Goddamn Bus of Happiness (Wakefield Press, 2004). He has also published a book of short stories, The New Cage. He has a PhD in Creative Writing, and is currently working for the ABC in Canberra.