Will Kostakis is an author and freelance journalist. He was 19 when his first novel for young adults, Loathing Lola, was released which went on to be shortlisted for the Sakura Medal in Japan and made the official selection for the Australian Government's 2010 Get Reading! program. His latest young adult novel is The First Third. He spends his time working as a freelance journalist and touring Australian secondary schools and lives in Sydney.