Gail Jones (born 1955) is a famous contemporary Australian novelist and academic. She is the author of eight novels, two short-story collections and a critical monograph. She had won many prestigious literary awards in Australia, her prizes include the WA Premier's Award for Fiction, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Age Book of the Year Award, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature -Fiction and the ASAL Gold Medal. She had also been shortlisted for many international awards, including the IMPAC and the Prix Femina. Her fictions have been translated into nine languages,including Chinese, Italian, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Polish, Croatian and Czech. Gail Jones is Professor of Writing at the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University.