Gary Disher was born in 1949 and grew up on his parents' farm in South Australia. He gained post graduate degrees from Adelaide and Melbourne Universities. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first short story collection. He travelled widely overseas, before returning to Australia, where he taught creative writing, finally becoming a full time writer in 1988. He has written more than 40 titles, including general and crime fiction, children's books, textbooks, and books about the craft of writing.
To keep his avid readers satisfied, Text is following up the release of the long-awaited new novel with a new omnibus edition of two iconic and interlinked Wyatt novels: The Wyatt Butterfly Part 1: In Port Vila Blues, picking up a hot Tiffany butterfly brings Wyatt to the attention of an implacable female detective, not to mention a corrupt magistrate and his crooked cops. Crossed and double-crossed, Wyatt follows his nose to Port Vila, Vanuatu—where there is lethal comedy in the audaciously choreographed climax. Part 2: In The Fallout, the sequel to Port Vila Blues, Wyatt is on the run. His stumbling blocks include a problem nephew, two remarkable women and an old enemy hell-bent on revenge. after a string of shocks and surprises, the final scene is as tense as a tightrope, and as unpredictable; as is Wyatt‘s tentative discovery of certain emotions and their consequences.