Tom Petsinis is a poet, playwright and novelist. He was born in Macedonia, immigrated to Australia as a child, and has lived in Melbourne since. After attending Fitzroy High School, he studied mathematics at the University of Melbourne, completed his MA and PhD while lecturing at Victoria University, and is presently employed as a mathemtics advisor at Deakin University.

Tom’s published work includes eight collections of poetry, six plays, five novels and a book of short stories. He is the recipient of a number of awards, residencies, fellowships and short-listings. He has participated in Australia’s major literary festivals and several international festivals. His fiction has been widely translated.

Forthcoming works include the collection of poetry 'isolation', the novels 'Fog' and 'Plato’s Number', and the play 'Zorba's Last Dance'.