Phil Brown is the Arts Editor of The Courier-Mail and has a popular column in the Brisbane News. He has writes for national and international newspapers and magazines and has published his poetry widely. He is the author of two books of verse – Plastic Parables (Metro Community Press) and An Accident in the Evening (Interactive Press). His book of humorous travel stories, Travels with My Angst (UQP, 2004) was short-listed for the Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award in 2005. Any Guru Will Do (UQP 2006) was the second in his memoir series. From 1963 to 1970 he lived in Hong Kong where his father ran a construction company. He is currently writing stories about that experience and his family’s life in China and Hong Kong since the 1930s.