Brian Castro was born in Hong Kong in 1950 of Portuguese, Chinese and English parentage. In 2003 Giramondo published his novel Shanghai Dancing, which won the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year Award. The Garden Book, published in 2005, won the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, as was his most recent novel The Bath Fugues. Brian Castro is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide.
Street to Street was longlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award.