Paul Daley is an author, essayist, short story writer, journalist and playwright. His most recent book is the acclaimed political novel Challenge. His next book is the novel Jesustown, about anthropology and the theft of Indigenous culture. In 2016 he won the National Library of Australia's Creative Writing fellowship to develop the Jesustown manuscript. He has won a number of journalism prizes including two Walkley awards, the Paul Lyneham award for political journalism and two Kennedy awards, and his books have been shortlisted in major literary prizes. He writes about Indigenous history, Australian culture and national identity for Guardian Australia.