Robert Hood is an Australian author and editor recognised as one of Australia's leading horror writers. He has published five young adult novels, three collections of his short fiction, fifteen children's books and over 100 short stories in anthologies and magazines in Australia and overseas. He has also written plays, academic articles and poetry and co-edited anthologies of horror and crime. He has been nominated for three Aurealis Awards and eight Ditmars. In 2006 Hood won a Ditmar Award for Best Collection for DAIKAIJU! GIANT MONSTER TALES (edited with Robin Pen) and another in 2009 for his film review and commentary website, UNDEAD BACKBRAIN.