Majok Tulba was born in Pacong, a village by the waters of the White Nile in South Sudan. When he was nine the Sudanese Armed Forces invaded his village and killed many people, including close members of his family. Separated from his parents during the attack, Majok fled the village with his younger brother, and other boys too small to be forced into the SAF. Until the age of sixteen, when he was given an Australian visa, he spent most of his time moving between refugee camps along the border of South Sudan and Uganda. Majok now lives in Sydney with his wife and three sons, and is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Beneath the Darkening Sky is his first novel, and he is working on his second.