Dr Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges and an Arts Development Officer at Arts, South Australia. His play, Flash Red Ford toured Uganda and Kenya in 1999 and his play Love, Land and Money featured during the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival. His young adult novel, Sweet Guy, was shortlisted for the 2009 South Australian People’s Choice Awards for Literature and his children’s book, Dallas Davis, the Scientist and the City Kids is published by the Oxford University Press Yarning Strong series. Jared’s writing explores the power of belonging and culture. He lives in Adelaide with his partner and two daughters.