Claire Zorn lives on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and two small children. Her first young adult novel, The Sky So Heavy, was a 2014 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book for Older Readers, shortlisted in the 2013 Aurealis Awards for Best Young Adult Novel and shortlisted in the 2014 Inky Awards. Her second young adult novel, The Protected, was the winner of the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction, 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Young Adult Fiction Prize and 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Award for Older Readers. It was also shortlisted in the 2015 Inky Awards. One Would Think the Deep is her third book for young adults.