Alex Landragin is a French-Armenian-Australian writer. Currently based in Melbourne, he has also resided in Paris, Marseille, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Alice Springs. Among other jobs, he has worked as a librarian, an indigenous community worker and an author of Lonely Planet travel guides in Australia, Europe and Africa. Alex holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne and occasionally performs early jazz piano under the moniker Tenderloin Stomp. Alex’s debut novel Crossings is published by Picador in Australia and St Martin’s Press in the US and Canada, and is being translated for publication in several European countries.