Jock Serong lives and works on the far southwest coast of Victoria, Australia. He has worked as a criminal lawyer, and as founding editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. Jock currently teaches law and writes feature stories for publications such as Surfing World, Tracks, The Guardian, Slow and Coastalwatch.com. His first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. His most recent book is The Rules of Backyard Cricket.
Jock's third novel, On the Java Ridge, concerns Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. It will be released by Text Publishing in August 2017.