DICKON (RICHARD P.) OXENBURGH graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1984. For the past twenty years he has worked as a writer, teacher, dramaturg and actor. Oxenburgh has collaborated with Andrew Ross on a number of adaptations for the stage: three of Randolph Stow’s novels: Tourmaline, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea and To The Islands; and the novel The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch, all produced by the Black Swan Theatre Company and the Festival of Perth (now PIAF). He dedicates this work to his daughters Eliza and Olivia.