D.J. Connell was born in New Zealand and has lived and worked in various countries, first as a writer for a newspaper, then for a non-profit organisation. D.J. Connell currently lives in London.
"Laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely touching. A magical journey. Julian Corkle is a big fat masterpiece." EOIN COLFER "A tour de farce which goes straight for the jocular vein! Welcome to the whacky, wickedly funny world of tear-away Tasmanian, Julian Corkle. This book proves that optimism is not an eye disease." KATHY LETTE "One of the funniest rites of passage novels in a long time...a great summer read." TIME OUT "A genuinely funny book with a great big heart. I fell in love with Julian Corkle." JENNY ECLAIR "Warm, funny and deeply engaging. You'll love this one." WBQ "Julian Corkle is utterly wonderful! I love him and I love the book. It's funny, fabulous and heartwarming." STEVEN APPLEBY "D.J. Connell has unleashed a set of characters bigger than Tasmania. Julian may be a filthy liar, but he is also a corker." AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY "There's no doubt Connell has a hit in the coming-of-age story with a sparkly difference." SUNDAY TASMANIAN "Take Running With Scissors, transplant it into suburban Australia and youve got this funny, lightweight tale of Jimmy Corkle." GAY TIMES "A coming-of-age story with extra laughs, lashings of quirkiness and a very memorable hero." NZ HERALD ON SUNDAY "A rollicking, highly-readable story." CANBERRA TIMES