Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons, and The Fighter. His new book The Watermill was published in March, 2020, alongside a TEXT Classic edition of his novel Café Scheherazade. Arnold has published numerous stories, features, essays, columns, and works for theatre. His many awards include the 2013 Voltaire Prize and the 2017 Australia Council Fellowship for Literature.