T. R. Napper is a multi-award-winning author, including the Aurealis for best short story. His work has appeared in annual ‘Year’s Best’ anthologies, and he has been published in respected genre magazines in the US, the UK, Israel, Austria, Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam. His short story collection, Neon Leviathan, is out now, and his debut novel will be published Titan Books in January 2022.
Before turning to writing, T. R. Napper was an aid worker, having lived throughout Southeast Asia for over a decade delivering humanitarian programs. During this period, he received a commendation from the Government of Laos for his work with the poor. Napper is also a scholar of East and Southeast Asian literature; he received a creative writing doctorate for his thesis: The Dark Century: 1946 - 2046. Noir, Cyberpunk, and Asian Modernity.
T. R. Napper is a fan of Philip K Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Kazuo Ishuguro, and Kurt Vonnegut, and has a particular obsession with the movie Blade Runner.
After 15 years living in Mongolia, Laos, and Vietnam he now lives in Australia. He does not own a cat. Two young boys are quite enough.