Les Murray lives in Bunyah, near Taree in New South Wales. He has published some thirty books. His work is studied in schools and universities around Australia and has been translated into several foreign languages. In 1996 he was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry, in 1998 the Queen's Gold Medal for poetry, and in 2004 the Mondello Prize. His most recent collections of work published by Black Inc. include The Biplane Houses, Fredy Neptune, Selected Poems, Collected Poems, Killing the Black Dog and Taller When Prone.