Adrian HylandAdrian Hyland (born in Melbourne, Victoria) is an award-winning Australian writer of non-fiction and crime fiction.
LifeHyland lived for many years in outback communities of Australia after graduating from Melbourne University in literature, classics and Chinese language. Family circumstances brought him and his wife back to Victoria, where he now lives.
Writing careerHyland's two crime novels feature young indigenous woman Emily Tempest, the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and white father who has studied at Melbourne University. In the first novel, Diamond Dove, she is an amateur detective, but by the second, Gunshot Road, she is employed as an Aboriginal community police officer.
Hyland was living at St Andrews, Victoria when the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009 swept through the area. He wrote an account of the experiences of local police officer A/Sergeant Roger Wood, who was in charge at Kinglake on 7 February 2009, in his book Kinglake 350.
His books have been published internationally, including in Britain and the US, and translated into a variety of languages, including German, French, Swedish and Czech.