Co-writer Greg Bearup has been a feature writer at the Good Weekend for the past ten years and has twice been awarded a Walkley Award for his writing. Prior to this he worked for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2004/5 he took leave from his job and lived in Pakistan and filed for various newspapers including the Guardian. He also worked for the UN on various elections and lived in Syria, for the vote of Iraqi refugees, and Bamyan, in the remote mountains of Central Afghanistan. In 2009 he published Adventures in Caravanastan about a trip around Australia in a caravan with his partner and their baby. Reviewer Bruce Elder described it as 'a subtle and ambiguous love letter to Australia in all its glory, craziness and diversity'.