Matthew Condon, OAM is a prize-winning Australian writer and journalist, awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. His first work of fiction, The Motorcycle Cafe, was published in 1988. In 2013, Condon published Three Crooked Kings, the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. The fifth and most recent in his series of Australia’s criminal past is The Night Dragon (2019).