Robert Hillman is a Melbourne-based writer of fiction and biography. His autobiography, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2005. His 2007 biography, My Life as a Traitor, written with Zarah Ghahramani, appeared in numerous overseas editions and was short-listed for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2008. His first collaboration with Najaf Mazari, The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, grew out of an abiding interest in the hardships and triumphs of refugees.
'An extraordinary account of an epic journey to freedom,
told with great intelligence, humour, poetry and integrity. Even in
his darkest hours of despair, Najaf clings to hope and his deep
love of life and people.'
- Arnold Zable, award winning writer, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate.