Anna Fienberg has written more than forty well-loved books for children and young adults. Since her first CBCA award in 1992 for THE MAGNIFICENT NOSE AND OTHER MARVELS, she has gone on to win many others, including the 1993 Victorian Premier's Prize for ARIEL, ZED AND THE SECRET OF LIFE and the 2000 CBCA Honour Award for BORROWED LIGHT (selected as a 2001 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults). Her ever-popular 'TASHI' series has been translated into 16 languages. She lives in Sydney. ESCAPE is her first book for adults.